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Appendix III: Naval Officers' Lists of Shipping

Pages 322-325

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 43, 1737. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1963.

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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. These 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, name of ship and home-port or colony, name of master, kind of ship (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 or whence bound, where and when bond given.

The following table summarizes the entries of ships inwards and outwards and their tonnage for the year 1737. 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, Danish, Dutch, French, Spanish and Portuguese American and West Indian colonies.

Colony and Port Period British North America British W. Indies incl. Bermuda British Isles incl. Ireland Europe Others Total
Ships Tonnage Ships Tonnage Ships Tonnage Ships Tonnage Ships Tonnage Ships Tonnage
BAHAMAS 1st quarter IN 9 145 3 52 1 30 13 227
(New Providence) „ „ OUT 11 205 4 49 15 254
[CO. 27, 12] 2nd quarter IN 15 321 6 84 21 405
„ „ OUT 11 200 3 85 14 285
3rd quarter IN 7 151 2 40 9 191
„ „ OUT 10 222 6 92 16 314
4th quarter IN 6 128 3 47 .— 9 175
„ „ OUT 7 146 2 24 9 170
BARBADOS 1st quarter IN 39 1669 3 43 16 1110 6 375 14 794 78 3991
[CO. 33, 16] „ „ OUT 28 1288 8 249 8 393 44 1930
2nd quarter IN 44 1996 10 266 32 2745 2 280 14 781 102 6068
„ „ OUT 35 1446 8 230 6 445 49 2121
3rd quarter IN 39 1810 5 119 9 580 3 250 7 280 63 3039
„ „ OUT 38 1915 6 235 4 170 4 170 52 2490
4th quarter IN 42 1900 9 269 12 560 1 50 8 468 72 3247
„ „ OUT 29 1275 9 385 1 45 4 73 43 1778
BERMUDA 1st quarter IN 20 559 12 335 7 183 39 1077
[CO. 41, 6] „ „ OUT 13 410 23 546 2 60 38 1016
2nd quarter IN 14 357 9 222 7 210 30 789
„ „ OUT 17 492 34 767 2 75 1 45 54 1379
3rd quarter IN 21 600 24 603 2 75 1 20 3 95 51 1393
„ „ OUT 24 665 23 552 1 25 48 1242
4th quarter IN No surviving record
„ „ OUT
NEW JERSEY 1st quarter IN
(Bridlington) „ „ OUT
[C.O. 5, 1035) 2nd quarter IN 1 35 1 35
„ „ OUT 1 35 1 35
3rd quarter IN 1 20 1 20
„ „ OUT 1 20 1 20
4th quarter IN 1 50 1 50
„ „ OUT 1 45 1 45
NEW YORK 1st quarter IN No surviving record
(Port of New York) „ „ OUT
[C.O. 5, 1225] 2nd quarter IN 21 444 19 534 12 935 2 135 17 567 71 2615
„ „ OUT 27 783 24 665 3 330 5 230 10 345 69 2353
3rd quarter IN 30 780 24 968 9 711 2 140 19 768 84 3367
„ „ OUT 33 894 14 530 8 620 18 738 73 2782
4th quarter IN 24 497 17 610 7 675 5 335 5 133 58 2250
„ „ OUT 25 610 16 1415 15 1205 4 300 9 238 69 3768
SOUTH CAROLINA 1st quartet IN 21 1217 22 965 13 1291 8 700 10 850 74 5023
(Charleston) „ „ OUT 18 577 13 319 30 3024 5 380 3 130 69 4430
[CO. 5, 510] 2nd quarter IN 15 697 17 470 7 841 5 510 5 190 49 2708
„ „ OUT 13 805 21 585 29 2981 3 265 66 4636
3rd quarter IN 15 534 11 442 2 140 1 90 4 285 33 1491
„ „ OUT 13 525 8 155 9 75O 30 1430
4th quarter IN 20 1350 12 456 5 455 4 270 4 400 45 2931
„ „ OUT 11 311 15 306 9 790 (fn. n1) 35 1407 (fn. n1)
(Georgetown) 3rd quarter IN 1 20 1 20 2 40
[C.O. 5, 510] „ „ OUT 1 20 1 50 2 70
No surviving record for other quarters
(Winyaw) 4th quarter IN 2 52 1 100 1 60 4 212
[CO. 5, 510] „ „ OUT 2 52 1 20 3 72
VIRGINIA 1st quarter IN 2 145 2 46 3 290 7 481
(James River „ „ OUT 4 165 8 255 2 180 2 120 16 720
Upper District) 2nd quarter IN 8 910 12 1195 1 50 21 2155
[C.O. 5, 1446] „ „ OUT 3 90 4 119 4 640 1 35 12 884
3rd quarter IN 4 185 1 16 5 470 10 671
„ „ OUT 1 80 2 75 19 2210 22 2365
4th quarter IN 9 330 1 50 1 60 11 440
„ „ OUT 3 85 2 46 3 280 8 411
(Port Hampton) 1st quarter IN 5 170 11 388 4 600 25 21 1183
[C.O. 5, 1446] „ „ OUT 5 99 23 711 1 60 142 35 1072
2nd quarter IN 5 112 22 797 7 974 85 36 1968
„ „ OUT 8 210 15 454 2 320 155 27 1139
3rd quarter IN 3 65 5 171 8 236
„ „ OUT 3 100 5 145 3 270 1 60 12 575
4th quarter IN 9 257 22 974 2 270 1 40 34 1541
„ „ OUT 5 124 6 237 3 205 14 566
(Rappahannock) 1st quarter IN 1 30 2 55 3 510 6 595
[C.O. 5, 1444] „ „ OUT 1 35 5 125 1 40 7 200
2nd quarter IN 2 25 4 340 18 1900 2 150 26 2415
„ „ OUT 3 55 1 25 5 435 9 515
3rd quarter IN 1 50 3 205 1 160 5 415
„ „ OUT 1 130 28 2768 29 2898
4th quarter IN
„ „ OUT 1 160 2 180 3 340
1st quarter IN 5 290 1 120 6 410
(South Potomac) „ „ OUT 4 140 4 105 2 110 1 50 11 405
[C.O. 5, 1445] 2nd quarter IN 4 148 9 615 13 763
„ „ OUT 4 113 4 430 8 543
3rd quarter IN 3 225 1 25 6 475 3 180 13 905
„ „ OUT 3 75 13 890 16 965
4th quarter IN 2 57 1 40 3 97
„ „ OUT 1 50 7 595 8 645
(York River) 1st quarter IN 1 35 14 2015 2 245 17 2295
[C.O. 5, 1444] „ „ OUT 4 113 4 125 3 440 11 678
2nd quarter IN 1 10 3 83 13 1785 2 270 19 2148
„ „ OUT 4 288 11 1310 1 40 16 1638
3rd quarter IN 1 25 2 105 150 2 170 6 450
„ „ OUT 1 45 2 65 18 2515 21 2625
4th quarter IN 2 180 5 155 5 535 1 200 13 1070
„ „ OUT 1 20 2 60 5 695 8 775

Footnotes

  • n1. Tonnage of one ship not stated