Local history & Maritime Digital Archive

Discover the story of merchant shipping and port life in Southampton. Our archive contains over 10,000 photographs, maps, sound clips and documents.

You can use the search box below to find historical images of Southampton, wreck reports, maritime journals and street directories. 

For additional help and enquiries contact the Local Studies and Maritime Library 


Search the Local history & Maritime Digital Archive:



In addition to searching the archive we have prepared quick links for some of the more popular search terms: 


Please be aware you may have been redirected to this page from the now archived Portcities website.