Mercantile Shipping Movements

The data contained in this section is based on Lloyd's of London records currently held in the Guildhall. Note that these records are not in the same format as the Merchant Shipping Movement Cards held in The National Archives. They require diligent interpretation which has been done by Tony Cooper over the years. His records have now been collected in this database to allow access over the Web.

The database listed on this site holds records for 378 British merchant vessels listing nearly 37,200 ship movements and includes many of the British, Empire and Clan series from 1938 - 1946. More will be added at a later date.

Note that these records are in addition to those held in The National Achives (see and should be compared with those created from the Hague Ports Database which should be consulted for vessels not appearing in this list.