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How to use the Mercantile Navy List

Where to Find Copies

Copies of Mercantile Navy List are not as widespread as Lloyd`s Register of Ships. The table shows UK libraries known to have copies. The nearest to a complete run is in the Guildhall Library, which has every copy published from 1857.

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National Library of Scotland [address]


National Maritime Museum Cornwall [address]


Mitchell Library [address]


Merseyside Maritime Museum [address]


Admiralty Library

British Library [address]

Guildhall Library [address]

Lloyd`s Register [address]

National Maritime Museum [address]

Public Record Office [address]


Southampton Central Library [address]

World Ship Society

Merchant Ship Library and Archive [address]


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