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DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE AT GLAMORGAN RECORD OFFICE, CARDIFF REGARDING SHIPPING AND SHIPPING COMPANIES



The following is a brief resume of the documents on ships, shipping and seamen at the Cardiff Office of Glamorgan Record Office :-



Arbitration Awards 1902 - 1917; relating to various ships and companies


Arbitration Awards, Collision Records etc relating to:-

SS Alliance and SS Weardale 1878

SS Cardiff and SS Lisbon 1919

SS Bille 1925

SS Pengreep 1927

SS Drayton Manor and SS Bardistan 1928

SS Pengam 1929

SS Marchioness of Bute and Tug Pharos 1929

SS Lichtenfels and SS Ochilbane 1931

SS Hercules 1937

SS Llangollen and Dutch ship Thea 1937

SS Sil 1938



Barry Pilotage Board records - includes lists of Barry Pilots, apprenticeship records etc. Phillip Roderick has extracted the names of pilots from these records.

Click here to go to Phillip Roderick's website.



Board of Trade Enquiries into shipping accidents, losses etc. These are not necessarily all Cardiff ships but relate to hearings held at Cardiff. In most cases they are either Cardiff ships or the accident/loss happened in the environs of Cardiff.

I have indexed the enquiries on line. They are included in my index to shipping records held at Cardiff. or separately.

Click here for the index to shipping records.

Click here for the specific index to Board of Trade Enquiries.



Cardiff Crew Agreements 1863 - 1913 - the actual agreements are held in an outside repository and need to be ordered in advance, but there are manuscript indexes by ship number which record the names of ships, masters and owners, the years of the agreements and the official ship numbers.

I have put on line the index to Crew Agreements, by name of Master.

Click here to go to the index.

Click here to go to an explanation of Crew Agreements

Click here to see details of the Crew List Indexing Project



Cardiff Pilotage Board records - includes registers of pilots licenses granted, details of individual pilots and their families, registers of pilot cutters licenced, minute books of the Board, apprenticeship details - covers the period from 1862 to 1950s. Philip Roderick has extracted the names of pilots from these indexes. Some of this data is published by Glamorgan FHS.

Click here for Phillip Roderick's Website

Click here for Glamorgan FHS Website



Cardiff Sailors Home - various documents 1862 - 1867 including names of residents and staff.



Douglas Hill Steamship Co. Ltd. - documents c.1892



Evan Thomas, Radcliffe Ltd - a large collection of records of this company.

Click here to go to my index to Cardiff Shipping Companies where there is a brief history of this company.



Glamorgan Steamship Co. Ltd. - documents c.1892

Click here to go to my index to Cardiff Shipping Companies where there is a brief history of this company.(Not yet available)



Graig Shipping Co. Ltd. - minutes and accounts (includes Idwal Williams & Co., Garth Shipping Co. Ltd., Glynafon Shipping Co. Ltd, Lisvane Investments Co. Ltd)

Click here to go to my index to Cardiff Shipping Companies where there is a brief history of this company.



Documents relating to Brigantine Kara (136 tons) owned by Charles Crofts Williams of Cardiff 1838 to 1844.



Lloyds List 1745



SS Ludstock - various papers 1876 - 1908



Shipping Registers for Port of Cardiff 1824 - 1906

I have indexed the shipping registers by name and official number on line.

Click here to go to the index.



Tatem Steam Navigation Co.Ltd. - reports, accounts etc 1915 - 1919

Click here to go to my index to Cardiff Shipping Companies where there is a brief history of this company.



Transaction Registers for Port of Cardiff 1855 - 1928

I have indexed the transaction registers by name and official number on line.

Click here to go to the index.



In addition there are a small number of documents relating to individuals and some photographs of people, ships etc.