Source Information Ireland, Crew Lists and Shipping Agreements, 1863-1920 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2021.
Original data: Records of the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, 1860 - 1921. Dublin, Ireland: Microfilm of original records at the National Archives.

About Ireland, Crew Lists and Shipping Agreements, 1863-1920

Historical Context

This collection comprises records relating to registers of seamen and crew lists. Crew lists and agreements for British-registered merchant ships had their beginnings in 1835 with the Merchant Shipping Act. Crew lists were required twice a year from ships involved in “home trade,” or in other words, vessels operating in British waters. Agreements were created for foreign-going vessels for each voyage. Log books were not required until 1850 and became more common in the 20th century.

This Collection

Details available vary but users may find:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Date of voyage
  • Occupation
  • Date of death