Ships' Crew - Mariners - Masters - Mates

Findmypast – Queensland Ship Deserters 1862-1911

This is an index to the men and boys who deserted from ships at ports in Queensland. Most were from ships in Brisbane but there are also desertions recorded from Rockhampton, Maryborough, Cooktown, Bundaberg, Townsville, Bowen, Normanton and Gladstone. This…

The National Archive (UK) – Merchant Navy 1915 crew lists

This National Archives volunteer project, in conjunction with The National Maritime Museum and the Crew List Index Project, has made details of surviving First World War Merchant Navy crew lists from 1915, available to search online.   It details 36,000 voyages…

Irish Merchant Seaman 1918-1921

This online index by David Snook details 23,000+ Irish born and 1000+ Canadian born merchant seamen and their voyages. The index has been compiled from the CR10 series of central index cards held in the Southampton Civic Archives, Hampshire. New

VOC Historical Society

This comprehensive site details the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie VOC (United Dutch East Indies Company) their mariners, ships and the impact they had on Western Australia long before white colonialisation in 1829.  It also has details on VOC shipwrecks, related sites and resources. New

Ships Nostalgia

An online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. This free forum is for crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts and cruisers.  This site has a wealth of information, and contacts, for family history research. Site features include:•…

Ancestry.com – Unassisted Immigrants 1826-1922

Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists 1826-1922. There is a free name search with subscription, or pay to veiw options available to access the digitised records. This database covers the following records held by State Records New South Wales:• Inward passenger lists.…

Mercantile Navy List and Maritime Directory Online

The Mercantile Navy List, compiled by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, was published from 1849 until 1976 (with a gap 1941 to 1946, during World War II). This list is the official, comprehensive listing of all merchant vessels…