Shipping Working From Cumberland Ports

These lists have been transcribed from two sources - Jollies Cumberland Guide and Directory, 1811, and A List of the Cumberland Shipping, corrected to 1840, by William Sawyers, Comptroller of Her Majesty's Customs at the Port of Whitehaven. The order of listing is not strictly alphabetic, and variant spellings have been retained. The 1840 contains additional information, such as the year of the vessels' construction, the shipbuilder, and the tonnage; please contact me if you want this extra information.

Please be aware that I cannot supply any information relating to passengers, the routes these ships used, their cargo, or their subsequent history.
I am also unable to suggest further avenues of research. However, Alan Tunstall recommends http://www.castlegarden.org/, particularly for emigrants to America.

Abbreviations as to the type of ship are as follows :-

Bk - Barque
Br - Brig
Cu - Cutter
Dr - Dogger
G - Galliot
K - Ketch
Sc - Schooner
Sh - Ship
Sl - Sloop
Sm - Smack
Sn - Snow
Wh - Wherry

Jollies Cumberland Guide and Directory, 1811

A List of the Cumberland Shipping, corrected to 1840, by William Sawyers, Comptroller of Her Majesty's Customs at the Port of Whitehaven


05 November 2006

Steve Bulman