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How to search our ship database

You can search our ship database for details of ships active between 1930 and 1945. The data comes from the Register Books published by Lloyd's Register (LR) during those years. It only lists ships in commercial use over 100 gross tons where LR knew of them.

No results from a search?

The ship you are looking for may not have existed between 1930 and 1945. It may be a pleasure craft such as a yacht, and excluded from the Register Books. It may be a small working craft like a harbour tug of less than 100 gross tons, and so not listed in the Register Books. The ship may not have been recorded by LR, especially if was built and operated overseas.

Different ships listed to the one you seek?

Searches look at the former names as well as the current name of ships recorded in the Register Books between 1930 and 1945. If a ship called Priscilla built in 1930 changed its name to Priscilla in 1932 and to Little Miss in 1938, it will be listed in the search results as :-

Little Miss Former Names: Priscilla-1938, Cilla-1932

Does the ship have a compound name?

Use the exact match option in the dropdown box.

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