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Maritime history

On this page you will find links to information about the maritime history of Southampton in our library, archives and online.

Merchant Seamen. (City Archives)

Crew lists. (City Archives)

Central index of merchant seamen. (City Archives)

Maritime books and records. (Local Studies Library)

Sources for the history of ships and shipping lines. (Local Studies Library)

Sources for the history of warships and merchant shipping. (Local Studies Library)

Books and other information on the Titanic. (Local Studies Library)

Maritime and local collections. Ships and shipping are a major theme of these collections, including photographs, paintings, drawings, prints and ship models.

Portcities Southampton website. A website (also known as Plimsoll) containing much information on maritime history. Search the database of thousands of photographs and images of ships. Find information on Southampton docks.

Oral history. This archive includes interviews and projects relating to the maritime history of local communities in Southampton.

Historic Environment Record (HER). This database includes information about hulks in the River Itchen, and other vessels found on archaeological sites, some of which is online on Heritage Gateway.

Titanic. A set of web pages with detailed information about Southampton and the Titanic.

Other websites:
Maritime Archaeology Trust (formerly the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology)

Contact information