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Search the entire Ship Plan and Survey Report collection and the Centre's Library catalogue.
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About the ship plan and survey report collection

Our unique ship plan and survey reports hold a wealth of information concerning vessels classed by Lloyd's Register. Dating back to the 1830s, the collection offers an insight into the design, construction and servicing of ships throughout their career. From correspondence, to telegrams, and midship sections - you are bound to find something to inspire you!

Find out more through our Research pages. See our Licencing and Terms of Use.

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

You can browse by popular ship types below.

Popular ship types

  • Passenger Liner

  • Cargo

  • Tanker

  • Ferry

  • Refrigerated cargo

  • Coaster