To look at original (as opposed to printed) material on Southampton, the city archive collection is a crucial resource dating from 1199. It contains a wide range of sources for information on Southampton people and places; as well as subjects as diverse as 14th century administration, 19th century policing, poor relief, workhouses, court records, church records, merchant shipping, and 20th century oral history recordings. All the material is for reference only and must be consulted in the reading room which is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Search the Central Index of Merchant Seamen here.
Also you can discover more about the history of Warships and Merchant Shipping in Southampton here.
To find out more about Crew Lists please click here.