The maritime collection contains comprehensive information on all aspect of merchant shipping and some information on naval history. It is particularly strong on the history of ships and shipping lines. The collection of marine registers is one of the best on open access in the UK. It includes almost complete runs of Lloyd's Registers, Mercantile Navy Lists and Board of Trade Enquiries into Wrecks.
Visit our Portcities Southampton website for a wealth of information on the history of the port of Southampton and on merchant shipping in general. The site also contains thousands of photographs and drawings of ships. The Board of Trade Wreck Reports are also being added to the site, with hundreds already available. Click on the Portcities Southampton link at the foot of the page to access this site.