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Document types

The ship plan and survey report collection includes a wide range of document types, over 480 in fact! As our digitisation program continues we will upload even more to the website. Read about some of our fascinating finds in our blogs.

Please note, the Centre's digitisation activities are ongoing and therefore some ships/documents from the collection may not yet be available.

Check out our bitesize Research guides for help using the collections. Please adhere to our Licencing and Terms of Use pages.

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Popular document types

  • Report

  • Plan

  • Form

  • Photograph

  • Certificate

  • Correspondence