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CARDIFF SHIPPING INDEX




This index is extracted from the card index at the Glamorgan Record Office in Cardiff, with the permission of the County Archivist to whom I am indebted

The index covers the ships in:-

1. Cardiff Crew Agreements 1863 to 1913

2. Board of Trade Enquiries into shipping losses, accidents etc

3. Ships registered at Cardiff from 1824 to 1913.

4. Fishing agreements held at Cardiff

There are two versions of the index:-

An alphabetical index by name of ship. This includes all ships, whether registered or not.

A numerical index, by ship registration number. This only lists ships whose registration number is known.

It should be noted that the registration numbers of ships which were subject to Board of Trade Enquiries are not listed. Some of these may be identified by looking for a ship of the same name but to ensure that this is the correct ship one would need to check the actual enquiry record.

The numerical index can be used in conjunction with my index to Master Mariners in Cardiff Crew Agreements 1863 to 1913. That index lists Master Mariners alphabetically, with the registration number of the ship for which the crew agreement is available, or the name of the ship if unregistered. Having obtained the ship number from the crew agreement index one can look up that number in the numerical index to find out the name of the ship. If the ship was Cardiff Registered.it will appear twice in the index, once as "Agreement" and once as "Register". If it was a fishing boat it may appear also as "Fishing". If it was subject to a Board of Trade Enquiry at Cardiff it may be listed also as "BoT Enq". In this case the place where the loss or accident occurred will be shown in brackets following.

The following is a fictitious example:-

Looking at the Master Mariner Crew Agreement Index one finds Joe Brown ; ship number 123456; year 1886, Barnstaple.

This tells one that Joe Brown was the Master of ship number 123456 in a crew agreement of 1886, and that his place of birth (or sometimes residence) was Barnstaple.

Consulting the Numerical Index for ship number 123456 one finds this number listed for ARGONAUT. This signifies that the ship Joe Brown captained in 1886 was the ARGONAUT No.123456.

One might then wish to look up ARGONAUT No.123456 in the alphabetical index. Doing so one finds ARGONAUT; No.123456; Year 1880; Register . This shows that the ARGONAUT was registered at Cardiff in 1880.and the registration documents are at the Glamorgan Record Office , as is the Crew Agreement for 1886.

One might also find an entry ARGONAUT; 123456; fishing. This would signify that this was a fishing boat and there is a fishing agreement at the Glamorgan Record Office.

If there is an entry ARGONAUT; 1887; BoT Enq (Lundy) that would mean that a ship of that name was lost or involved in an accident at sea near Lundy Island in 1887. It would not necessarily be the same ship but whether it was could be checked at the Record Office by reference to the Enquiry Report.



Go to the ALPHABETICAL INDEX A

Go to the ALPHABETICAL INDEX B

Go to the ALPHABETICAL INDEX C

Go to the ALPHABETICAL INDEX D

Go to the ALPHABETICAL INDEX E and F

Go to the ALPHABETICAL INDEX G to I

Go to the ALPHABETICAL INDEX J to L

Go to the ALPHABETICAL INDEX M to O

Go to the ALPHABETICAL INDEX P to S

Go to the ALPHABETICAL INDEX T to Z




Go to the
NUMERICAL INDEX TO REGISTRATION NUMBERS up to 29999

Go to the NUMERICAL INDEX TO REGISTRATION NUMBERS 30000 to 69999

Go to the NUMERICAL INDEX TO REGISTRATION NUMBERS 70000 to 84999

Go to the NUMERICAL INDEX TO REGISTRATION NUMBERS 85000 to 99999

Go to the NUMERICAL INDEX TO REGISTRATION NUMBERS 100000 UPWARDS




Go to the ALPHABETICAL INDEX TO BOARD OF TRADE ENQUIRIES


Several of the ships listed in this current index will have been Pilot Cutters. Phil Roderick has a list of Pilot Cutters for Cardiff area and details of many of the Pilots. I also have some similar details. Phil has a website for Bristol Channel Pilots and my Marine and General Websites include some background data on Bristol Channel Pilots and Pilotage as well as Aids to Researching Mariners (both Merchant Navy and Royal Navy), Fishermen, Coastguards & Customs & Excise Officers.

E-mail Phil Roderick at PRode18115@aol.com

Go to Phil Roderick's Website

E-mail me at r.sanders3@ntlworld.com or at 101704.3110@compuserve.com



Go to my INDEX TO MASTER MARINERS IN CARDIFF CREW AGREEMENTS 1863 to 1913



Go to my Brief Histories of Cardiff Shipping Companies



Go to my Index to Cardiff Ships - Listing owners, dates of building etc



Go to my GLAMORGAN RESEARCH WEBSITE



Go to my GENERAL FAMILY HISTORY WEBSITE





CREWLIST INDEXING PROJECT

There is a project underway to index all Crew Agreements for the UK. This project is called CLIP. The co-ordinator is Peter Owens. If you would like to volunteer to help in the project please E-mail Peter or me.

E-mail Peter Owens re CLIP at crewlist@talk21.com.

Go to my Webpage on CLIP.



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