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  • Ship Name
  • Years in service
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Source Information

Ancestry.com. Passenger Ships and Images [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Various maritime reference sources.

About Passenger Ships and Images

This database is an index to passenger ships. For each ship listed in this database there is a description of it, containing such information as:

  • Line sailed under

  • Builder

  • Ship type

  • Tonnage

  • Dimensions

  • Number of masts and funnels

  • Ship history

  • Years in service

For about 1,000 ships there will also be an image of the ship (either a photograph or artistic rendering). Best efforts were made to match the right ship images to the ship descriptions, but users are encouraged to verify accuracy for their own research.

You can locate a ship by searching on some of these items in the search template above, or by using the alphabetical browse table below.

Note: This is not a comprehensive list of ships that ever sailed. Additional ships will be added to this database in the future.