How to use the Lloyd's Register of Ships

The Lloyd’s Register of Ships was first published in 1764. It has been produced annually since 1775 and records the details of merchant vessels of the world. Since the 1870’s Lloyd’s Register has tried to include all merchant vessels over 100 gross tonnes, which are self-propelled and sea-going, regardless of classification. Before this time only those vessels classed by Lloyd’s Register were listed.

This is a free, hands on workshop designed to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of the Lloyd’s Register of Ships and how it can be used as a research tool. We will talk you through the history of the list, the information it can provide researchers and how to use it effectively.

Led by two of our researchers, the workshop will last for an hour and will be followed by an optional, free tour of the building.

There are limited places available so be sure to secure your spot early!

This is the first in a series of four workshops designed to open the Heritage and Education Centre at the Lloyd's Register Foundation.