19 January 2018

Lloyd's List

Do you have an interesting in shipping, perhaps to fill out an ancestor's story? Then you need Lloyd's List, a newspaper reporting shipping movements and casualties, maritime news and other commercial information which is being digitized by the folks at the British Newspaper Archive.

They are presently working on adding issues from 1889, 1904, 1906-1909, filling in gaps in the run of those previously available 1801-1884, 1888-1889, 1893-1894, 1896-1897, 1906, 1910.

Issues for 1741 to 1826, with gaps, are also available at http://www.maritimearchives.co.uk/lloyds-list.html/.

If you're looking for a particular ship be aware than names weren't unique. Also you're more likely to find something useful if you can limit the search to a year or two. Fortunately the BNA allows an approach where you can start broad and then filter the results.

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