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Appendix III: Naval Officers' Lists of Shipping

Pages 288-291

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 44, 1738. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1969.

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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, 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 1738. 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 intl. Bermuda British Isles incl. Ireland Europe Others Total
Ships Tonnage Ships Tonnage Ships Tonnage Ships Tonnage Ships Tonnage Ships Tonnage
BAHAMAS 1st quarter IN 8 188 1 12 9 200
(New Providence) „ „ OUT 6 146 3 47 9 193
[C.O. 27, 12] 2nd quarter IN 6 111 5 94 11 205
„ „ OUT 7 121 4 67 11 188
3rd quarter IN 13 226 3 75 16 301
„ „ OUT 10 224 3 75 1 15 14 314
4th quarter IN 9 222 3 50 1 35 13 307
„ „ OUT 9 214 5 90 14 304
BARBADOS 1st quarter IN 22 943 5 205 54 (fn. n1) 3141 (fn. n1) 81 4289
[C.O. 33, 16] „ „ OUT 5 201 4 300 1 35 8 (fn. n2) 570 (fn. n2) 18 1106
No record for remaining quarters
BAHAMAS No record for first two quarters
(St. George's) 3rd quarter in (fn. n3) [3] [55] [2] [55] [3] [205] [11] [410]
[CO. 41, 7] „ „ out (fn. n3) [9] [230] [7] [241] [16] [471]
4th quarter IN 10 240 9 201 5 135 24 576
„ „ OUT 25 695 19 367 44 1062
NEW JERSEY 1st quarter IN 1 40 1 40
(Bridlington) „ „ OUT 2 140 2 140
[C.O. 5, 1035] 2nd quarter IN 1 50 1 50
„ „ OUT 1 50 1 50
3rd quarter IN 1 45 1 45
„ „ OUT
4th quarter IN 1 50 50 1 50
„ „ OUT 2 45 2 45
NEW YORK 1st quarter IN 16 325 4 120 3 300 4 145 27 890
(Port of New York) „ „ OUT 20 412 13 490 1 55 1 75 6 205 41 1237
[C.O. 5, 1225–1226] 2nd quarter IN 27 691 27 964 6 620 17 (fn. n4) 656 (fn. n4) 77 2661
„ „ OUT 32 957 23 657 4 395 3 180 6 195 68 2384
3rd quarter IN 29 847 25 755 3 150 2 120 14 533 73 2405
„ „ OUT 30 839 24 812 2 180 4 375 12 420 72 2626
4th quarter IN 21 393 21 685 9 835 1 30 14 558 66 2501
„ „ OUT 17 539 24 918 15 1175 1 65 10 311 67 3008
SOUTH CAROLINA 1st quarter IN 20 1244 12 815 10 1297 5 455 5 (fn. n5) 290 (fn. n5) 52 4101
(Charleston) „ „ OUT 17 515 9 348 32 3341 2 205 1 60 61 4469
[C.O. 5, 510] 2nd quarter IN 22 896 11 315 4 410 2 150 14 (fn. n6) 905 (fn. n6) 53 2676
„ „ OUT 26 875 16 788 22 2411 3 245 67 4319
3rd quarter IN 14 384 14 404 2 190 8 550 38 1528
„ „ OUT 17 582 14 399 8 710 39 1691
4th quarter IN 15 1327 19 676 8 800 (fn. n7) 1 140 6 494 49 3437
„ „ OUT 10 422 15 464 3 305 2 130 30 1321
VIRGINIA 1st quarter IN 3 41 1 70 4 111
(James River, „ „ OUT 2 91 7 190 9 281
Upper District) 2nd quarter IN 12 937 1 16 2 235 1 130 16 1318
[C.O. 5, 1446] „ „ OUT 4 147 3 75 2 160 9 382
3rd quarter IN 5 75° 2 75 1 150 1 90 9 1065
„ „ OUT 1 20 2 66 17 2310 20 2396
4th quarter IN 4 165 1 30 5 195
„ „ OUT 1 20 2 190 1 50 4 260
(Port Hampton) 1st quarter IN 9 279 6 220 1 100 16 599
[C.O. 5, 1446] „ „ OUT 5 195 29 1196 1 170 3 190 1 110 39 1861
2nd quarter IN 6 605 17 616 9 1115 1 80 33 2416
„ „ OUT 8 325 12 463 2 70 22 858
3rd quarter IN 5 190 16 945 2 125 4 410 27 1670
„ „ OUT 8 235 10 385 6 385 1 70 25 1175
4th quarter IN 12 585 9 305 1 25 22 915
„ „ OUT 5 215 3 62 2 150 1 110 11 532
(Rappahannock) 1st quarter IN 2 75 3 410 5 485
[C.O. 5, 1445] „ „ OUT
2nd quarter IN 1 130 14 1365 15 1495
„ „ OUT 4 340 4 340
3rd quarter IN 1 60 2 250 2 120 5 430
„ „ OUT 2 180 16 1620 18 1800
4th quarter IN 1 40 1 30 2 70
„ „ OUT 1 10 2 360 1 35 4 405
(South Potomac) 1st quarter IN 2 128 2 128
[C.O. 5, 1445] „ „ OUT 3 87 3 87
2nd quarter IN 2 18 1 50 3 250 6 318
„ „ OUT 2 115 2 140 4 255
3rd quarter IN 4 310 4 295 1 80 9 685
„ „ OUT 3 175 3 175
4th quarter IN 1 30 1 60 2 90
„ „ OUT 7 630 1 50 8 680
VIRGINIA cont. 1st quarter IN 1 150 1 15 8 1390 10 1555
(York River) „ „ OUT 1 20 4 150 1 45 6 215
[C.O. 5, 1444] 2nd quarter IN 3 360 3 95 8 845 14 1300
„ „ OUT 1 40 1 35 11 1495 13 1570
3rd quarter IN 2 260 1 35 3 245 6 540
„ „ OUT 4 180 1 20 14 1890 19 2090
4th quarter IN 2 65 1 65 1 80 4 210
„ „ OUT 1 250 2 80 3 330

Footnotes

  • n1. Includes 52 ships of 3066 tons, origin of which is not stated
  • n2. Includes 6 ships of 515 tons, destination of which is not stated
  • n3. Incomplete record
  • n4. Includes one ships of 40 tons, origin of which is not stated
  • n5. Includes 3 ships totalling 120 tons, origin of which is not stated
  • n6. Includes 1 ship of 40 tons, origin of which is not stated
  • n7. Tonnage of one ship not stated