Appendix III
Naval Officers' Lists of Shipping


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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 PortPeriodBritish North AmericaBritish W. Indies incl. BermudaBritish Isles incl. IrelandEuropeOthersTotal
BAHAMAS1st quarterIN914535213013227
(New Providence)„ „OUT1120544915254
[CO. 27, 12]2nd quarterIN1532168421405
„ „OUT1120038514285
3rd quarterIN71512409191
„ „OUT1022269216314
4th quarterIN6128347.—9175
„ „OUT71462249170
BARBADOS1st quarterIN391669343161110637514794783991
[CO. 33, 16]„ „OUT28128882498393441930
2nd quarterIN441996102663227452280147811026068
„ „OUT35144682306445492121
3rd quarterIN3918105119958032507280633039
„ „OUT381915623541704170522490
4th quarterIN4219009269125601508468723247
„ „OUT2912759385145473431778
BERMUDA1st quarterIN20559123357183391077
[CO. 41, 6]„ „OUT1341023546260381016
2nd quarterIN143579222721030789
„ „OUT1749234767275145541379
3rd quarterIN2160024603275120395511393
„ „OUT2466523552125481242
4th quarterINNo surviving record
„ „OUT
NEW JERSEY1st quarterIN
(Bridlington)„ „OUT
[C.O. 5, 1035)2nd quarterIN135135
„ „OUT135135
3rd quarterIN120120
„ „OUT120120
4th quarterIN150150
„ „OUT145145
NEW YORK1st quarterINNo surviving record
(Port of New York)„ „OUT
[C.O. 5, 1225]2nd quarterIN214441953412935213517567712615
„ „OUT27783246653330523010345692353
3rd quarterIN30780249689711214019768843367
„ „OUT3389414530862018738732782
4th quarterIN2449717610767553355133582250
„ „OUT2561016141515120543009238693768
SOUTH CAROLINA1st quartetIN21121722965131291870010850745023
(Charleston)„ „OUT185771331930302453803130694430
[CO. 5, 510]2nd quarterIN1569717470784155105190492708
„ „OUT13805215852929813265664636
3rd quarterIN155341144221401904285331491
„ „OUT135258155975O301430
4th quarterIN20135012456545542704400452931
„ „OUT11311153069790 (fn. 1) 351407 (fn. 1)
(Georgetown)3rd quarterIN120120240
[C.O. 5, 510]„ „OUT120150270
No surviving record for other quarters
(Winyaw)4th quarterIN25211001604212
[CO. 5, 510]„ „OUT252120372
VIRGINIA1st quarterIN214524632907481
(James River„ „OUT416582552180212016720
Upper District)2nd quarterIN8910121195150212155
[C.O. 5, 1446]„ „OUT3904119464013512884
3rd quarterIN4185116547010671
„ „OUT180275192210222365
4th quarterIN933015016011440
„ „OUT38524632808411
(Port Hampton)1st quarterIN517011388460025211183
[C.O. 5, 1446]„ „OUT59923711160142351072
2nd quarterIN511222797797485361968
„ „OUT8210154542320155271139
3rd quarterIN36551718236
„ „OUT31005145327016012575
4th quarterIN9257229742270140341541
„ „OUT51246237320514566
(Rappahannock)1st quarterIN13025535106595
[C.O. 5, 1444]„ „OUT13551251407200
2nd quarterIN22543401819002150262415
„ „OUT35512554359515
3rd quarterIN150320511605415
„ „OUT1130282768292898
4th quarterIN
„ „OUT116021803340
1st quarterIN529011206410
(South Potomac)„ „OUT41404105211015011405
[C.O. 5, 1445]2nd quarterIN4148961513763
„ „OUT411344308543
3rd quarterIN32251256475318013905
„ „OUT3751389016965
4th quarterIN257140397
„ „OUT15075958645
(York River)1st quarterIN1351420152245172295
[C.O. 5, 1444]„ „OUT41134125344011678
2nd quarterIN1103831317852270192148
„ „OUT4288111310140161638
3rd quarterIN125210515021706450
„ „OUT145265182515212625
4th quarterIN2180515555351200131070
„ „OUT12026056958775


1 Tonnage of one ship not stated