Crew Lists, Agreements and Official Logs Request Form

Please note: Requests for Remote copying are temporarily suspended during the holiday period - 12 December 2019 to 2 January 2020 inclusive. 

Requests to view or order copies of most Library and Archive material in the Reading Room can be placed directly via our online ordering system Aeon.

Please fill in this form to order from our collection of uncatalogued Crew Lists, Agreements and Official Logs.

Crew lists from 1915 are now fully catalogued and should be ordered via the online Archive Catalogue. Please also see the online 1915 Crew Lists database:

Please note: There is a separate form to order Masters', Mates', Engineers' and Skippers' Certificates.

  • You must be registered in Aeon before submitting a request form.
  • By registering you will be able to make future requests to view manuscript and printed material in the Caird Library Reading Room. You will also be able to place orders for copies of archive and library collection items via our digital scanning/photocopying service. 
  • Please note: when you place a request for a crew list, it must be processed manually by a member of staff. Therefore, if you place your order outside of Library opening hours, you may not see your order in your Aeon account until the next working day. Thank you for your patience.
  • The maximum number of items that can be ordered in advance for a visit is six (6)
  • If you are unsure what the vessel's official number is or where to find it, please consult our research guide. (See also the National Archives' crew lists page and the Crew List Index Project.)
  • You can find information about which records are held at the National Maritime Museum, and where else records are held, by consulting our research guide.

Crew lists, agreements and logs available (order up to 6 items per retrieval)

Crew lists for voyages ending in the years:

  • 1861, 1862, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1925, 1935, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995

Please note the following:

  • Not all records survive and the document(s) requested may not be available. A 10% sample of the records from every year is held at The National Archives. 
  • 1915 - Order via Archive Catalogue 
  • 1945 crew lists are held at The National Archives.
  • Crew lists for voyages ending in 1955 are not available to order.  Many of these crew lists include pages from logbooks which need to be assessed for Data Protection before they can be made available. Please request 1955 crew lists as if they were a log book (see below).
  • Crew lists for voyages ending in a year that are not held at the National Maritime Museum (ending in '5') or at the National Archives as noted above are held at the Maritime History Archive in Newfoundland, Canada. These crew lists can be ordered online and an electronic copy will be provided. Please see their website Maritime History Archive Crew List Index Search for more information. 

Log books for voyages ending in the years:

  • 1955, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995 

The surviving log books for these years are not available to order for viewing in the Reading Room or scanning/copying until they have been  assessed for Data Protection by the Archive Team. They sometimes contain sensitive personal information about the crew members which cannot be made publically available. Please contact for further information.

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   For further information about requesting these records, please see Research Guide C1 or email