Appendix III
Naval Officers' Lists of Shipping

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K. G. Davies (editor)

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1994

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'Appendix III: Naval Officers' Lists of Shipping', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 45: 1739 (1994), pp. 283-285. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=115276 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Appendix III

Naval Officers' Lists of Shipping

Naval Officers' lists of shipping have survived for some, but not for all, British colonies. They were intended to be a record of all ships entering and clearing from British ports in America and the West Indies. They register: date of entry in record, name of ship and home-port or colony, name of master, kind of vessel (schooner, snow, etc), number of tons, number of guns, number of men, where and when built, where and when registered, particulars of cargo, port or colony whither bound or whence arrived, where and when bond given.

The following table summarizes entries of ships inwards and outwards and their tonnage for the year 1739. Under the heading British North America are included entries referring to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia; under British West Indies, Bermuda; under Europe, the countries of the Continent; and under Others, Africa, the Canaries, Madeira, and the West Indian and North American colonies of Denmark, France, Portugal, Spain and the United Provinces (Netherlands).

Colony and PortPeriodBritish North AmericaBritish W. Indies incl. BermudaBritish Isles incl. IrelandEuropeOthersTotal
ShipsTonnageShipsTonnageShipsTonnageShipsTonnageShipsTonnageShipsTonnage
BAHAMAS
(New Providence)
[CO 27/12]
no record for first two quarters
3rd quarterIN1120012121
dittoOUT1222912113250
4th quarterIN918223711219
dittoOUT1121824113259
BERMUDA
(St George's)
[CO 41/7]
1st quarterIN153301124813527613
dittoOUT92812770536986
2nd quarterIN92601232014022620
dittoOUT2263525572125481232
3rd quarterIN164751428337533833
dittoOUT9250510514355
4th quarterIN61281236015027521613
dittoOUT2366625530481196
NEW YORK
(Port of New York)
[CO 5/1226]
1st quarterIN1845782854380385331209
dittoOUT214851870531505183471523
2nd quarterIN2345828828131065212518779843255
dittoOUT3491523830439531409390732690
3rd quarterIN35811289695470324013480842970
dittoOUT289463313573170323016601833304
4th quarterIN1939723879865516010445612436
dittoOUT2451215698171140212011355692825
SOUTH CAROLINA
(Charleston)
[CO 5/510]
1st quarterIN2617161987354113220530059 (fn. 1) 3550
dittoOUT8215 (fn. 2) 17588443959 (fn. 3) 444574 (fn. 1) 5207
2nd quarterIN21130615 (fn. 2) 75313 (fn. 2) 14712191652559 (fn. 4) 4306
dittoOUT8229174843131326435624280
no record for third and fourth quarters
VIRGINIA (fn. 5)
(James River
Upper District)
[CO 5/1446]
1st quarterIN53001161507466
dittoOUT4305410829010503
2nd quarterIN131625113011002190172045
dittoOUT31201401505210
3rd quarterIN120280228021307510
dittoOUT4310150131775182139
4th quarterIN72802809360
dittoOUT29015033201401708570
(Port Hampton)
[CO 5/1446]
1st quarterIN5265265329010620
dittoOUT7200165882260150261098
2nd quarterIN5155114511418451100312551
dittoOUT92171449019527026892
3rd quarterIN93701663522503140301395
dittoOUT8235124112290190231026
4th quarterIN1033219708150190311180
dittoOUT9312103581100111029023970
(Rappahannock)
[Co 5/1444]
1st quarterIN430612521607491
dittoOUT1403754115
2nd quarterIN332039523240530 (fn. 6) 2835
dittoOUT340250651011600
3rd quarterIN1200150221022356695
dittoOUT1200252595262795
4th quarterIN140125265
dittoOUT420543308535
(South Potomack)
[CO 5/1445]
1st quarterIN2701852905245
dittoOUT2601251754160
2nd quarterIN414831459754161049
dittoOUT310863909498
3rd quarterIN34305425180180101015
dittoOUT120125131260151305
4th quarterIN210022304330
dittoOUT43254325
(York River)
[CO 5/1444]
1st quarterIN21252407760120012925
dittoOUT290240218021058925
2nd quarterIN23806275162335319027415
dittoOUT2551208970145121090
3rd quarterIN5275190426010625
dittoOUT52603902030602120303530
4th quarterIN1301181803128
dittoOUT22001453245

Footnotes

1 Includes one ship of which previous port is not stated.
2 Tonnage of one ship not stated.
3 Tonnage of two ships not stated.
4 Includes two ships of which previous ports are not stated.
5 The Virginia registers record some ships moving from port to port within Virginia eg from James River Upper District to Port Hampton.
6 Includes one ship of which previous port is not stated.