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About the ship plan and survey report collection

 

The Centre's unique ship plan and survey report collection holds a wealth of information concerning vessels classed by Lloyd's Register. With archived documents dating back to the 1830s, the collection offers an insight into the design, construction and servicing of ships throughout their career. From handwritten correspondence to telegrams, sketches and midship sections, the plan and survey report collection is a useful resource for maritime historians, naval architects, ancestry researchers, linguists and more!

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

We are offering Small Research Grants of up to £15,000 to make use of our digital collections. Find out more here

If you wish to use our resources please ensure that you properly reference the Lloyd's Register Foundation Heritage & Education Centre in your work and adhere to our Licencing and Terms of Use pages.

Find out more about some of the fascinating finds from the collection by reading our blogs.

> You can browse by popular ship types below.

Popular ship types

  • Passenger Liner

  • Cargo

  • Tanker

  • Ferry

  • Refrigerated cargo

  • Coaster