Liverpool and Merseyside shipping

Liverpool and Merseyside shipping

Merseyside shipping pre 1850

Merseyside shipping 1850 to 1859

Merseyside shipping 1860 to 1879

Merseyside shipping 1880 to 1889

Merseyside shipping 1890 to 1899

Merseyside shipping from 1900

Merseyside men lost at the Battle of Jutland WW1

Naval loses WW1

Merseyside shipping WW11

Merseyside shipping history and misc


An epitaph I found on a gravestone, unfortunately I didn't record the graveyard.


We cannot tend beside his grave, for he sleeps in secret sea.

And not one gentle whispering wave, will tell the place to me.

But though unseen by human eyes, and mortals know it not.

His Father knoweth where he lies, and angels guard the spot.

No willows weep, no scented flowers bloom o'er the sailors grave.

No emblem left of him who sleeps, beneath the silent waves.

Shipping Links

Through Mighty seas

Ships of the old navy

Ships in port 1881

Deaths on Destroyers WW11

Liverpool privateers and the slave trade

Wreck of the Rothsay Castle Beaumaris 1831
Why is a Ship a She? "
A ship is called a "she"
because there is always a great deal of bustle around her;
there is usually a gang of men about, she has a waist and stays;
It takes a lot of paint to keep her good looking;
it is not the initial expense that breaks you, it is the upkeep,
she can be all decked out;
it takes an experienced man to handle her correctly;
and without a man at the helm she is absolutely uncontrollable.
She shows her topsides, hides her bottom and when coming into port always heads for the buoys."
Author unknown


Copyright of transcriptions 2002 / To date