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Appendix III: Naval Officers' Lists of Shipping

Pages 283-285

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 45, 1739. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1994.

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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 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
(New Providence)
[CO 27/12]
no record for first two quarters
3rd quarter IN 11 200 12 121
ditto OUT 12 229 1 21 13 250
4th quarter IN 9 182 2 37 11 219
ditto OUT 11 218 2 41 13 259
BERMUDA
(St George's)
[CO 41/7]
1st quarter IN 15 330 11 248 1 35 27 613
ditto OUT 9 281 27 705 36 986
2nd quarter IN 9 260 12 320 1 40 22 620
ditto OUT 22 635 25 572 1 25 48 1232
3rd quarter IN 16 475 14 283 3 75 33 833
ditto OUT 9 250 5 105 14 355
4th quarter IN 6 128 12 360 1 50 2 75 21 613
ditto OUT 23 666 25 530 48 1196
NEW YORK
(Port of New York)
[CO 5/1226]
1st quarter IN 18 457 8 285 4 380 3 85 33 1209
ditto OUT 21 485 18 705 3 150 5 183 47 1523
2nd quarter IN 23 458 28 828 13 1065 2 125 18 779 84 3255
ditto OUT 34 915 23 830 4 395 3 140 9 390 73 2690
3rd quarter IN 35 811 28 969 5 470 3 240 13 480 84 2970
ditto OUT 28 946 33 1357 3 170 3 230 16 601 83 3304
4th quarter IN 19 397 23 879 8 655 1 60 10 445 61 2436
ditto OUT 24 512 15 698 17 1140 2 120 11 355 69 2825
SOUTH CAROLINA
(Charleston)
[CO 5/510]
1st quarter IN 26 1716 19 873 5 411 3 220 5 300 59 (fn. 1) 3550
ditto OUT 8 215 (fn. 2) 17 588 44 3959 (fn. 3) 4 445 74 (fn. 1) 5207
2nd quarter IN 21 1306 15 (fn. 2) 753 13 (fn. 2) 1471 2 191 6 525 59 (fn. 4) 4306
ditto OUT 8 229 17 484 31 3132 6 435 62 4280
no record for third and fourth quarters
VIRGINIA (fn. 5)
(James River
Upper District)
[CO 5/1446]
1st quarter IN 5 300 1 16 1 50 7 466
ditto OUT 4 305 4 108 2 90 10 503
2nd quarter IN 13 1625 1 130 1 100 2 190 17 2045
ditto OUT 3 120 1 40 1 50 5 210
3rd quarter IN 1 20 2 80 2 280 2 130 7 510
ditto OUT 4 310 1 50 13 1775 18 2139
4th quarter IN 7 280 2 80 9 360
ditto OUT 2 90 1 50 3 320 1 40 1 70 8 570
(Port Hampton)
[CO 5/1446]
1st quarter IN 5 265 2 65 3 290 10 620
ditto OUT 7 200 16 588 2 260 1 50 26 1098
2nd quarter IN 5 155 11 451 14 1845 1 100 31 2551
ditto OUT 9 217 14 490 1 95 2 70 26 892
3rd quarter IN 9 370 16 635 2 250 3 140 30 1395
ditto OUT 8 235 12 411 2 290 1 90 23 1026
4th quarter IN 10 332 19 708 1 50 1 90 31 1180
ditto OUT 9 312 10 358 1 100 1 110 2 90 23 970
(Rappahannock)
[Co 5/1444]
1st quarter IN 4 306 1 25 2 160 7 491
ditto OUT 1 40 3 75 4 115
2nd quarter IN 3 320 3 95 23 2405 30 (fn. 6) 2835
ditto OUT 3 40 2 50 6 510 11 600
3rd quarter IN 1 200 1 50 2 210 2 235 6 695
ditto OUT 1 200 25 2595 26 2795
4th quarter IN 1 40 1 25 2 65
ditto OUT 4 205 4 330 8 535
(South Potomack)
[CO 5/1445]
1st quarter IN 2 70 1 85 2 90 5 245
ditto OUT 2 60 1 25 1 75 4 160
2nd quarter IN 4 148 3 145 9 754 16 1049
ditto OUT 3 108 6 390 9 498
3rd quarter IN 3 430 5 425 1 80 1 80 10 1015
ditto OUT 1 20 1 25 13 1260 15 1305
4th quarter IN 2 100 2 230 4 330
ditto OUT 4 325 4 325
(York River)
[CO 5/1444]
1st quarter IN 2 125 2 40 7 760 1 200 12 925
ditto OUT 2 90 2 40 2 180 2 105 8 925
2nd quarter IN 2 380 6 275 16 2335 3 190 27 415
ditto OUT 2 55 1 20 8 970 1 45 12 1090
3rd quarter IN 5 275 1 90 4 260 10 625
ditto OUT 5 260 3 90 20 3060 2 120 30 3530
4th quarter IN 1 30 1 18 1 80 3 128
ditto OUT 2 200 1 45 3 245

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.