Aberdeen Built Ships Project
Aberdeen Maritime Museum receives thousands
of enquiries from all around the world
about ships that were built in Aberdeen.
Many enquiries are from family history
researchers tracing the ships built, owned
or sailed by their ancestors.
The aim of the project is make information
about Aberdeen's shipbuilding heritage
accessible to the widest possible audience
by creating this website.
You can use this site to search for
information about any of the nearly 3,000
recorded ships built in Aberdeen since 1811
and to see what objects are held at
Aberdeen Maritime Museum.
We have gathered information about these
ships from the shipbuilder’s yard lists;
our library of Lloyd’s Register of
Shipping, from local resources such as the
Press & Journal newspaper archives and from
the memories of local people associated
with the shipyards of Aberdeen.
We have digitized a large number of objects
from Aberdeen Maritime Museum so that
photographs, ships plans and other related
material are also available to look at
This project is ongoing and with the help
of volunteers from The Friends of Aberdeen
Art Gallery & Museums more research is
being carried out to add to this site.
This project is produced and supported by
Aberdeen City Council with funding from the
Heritage Lottery Fund and the Hilda Duthie
Bequest, a legacy from the famous family of
If you have any questions about this
project or about ships built in Aberdeen
please use the contacts below.
For further information, please visit the
Built Ships Project
- Aberdeen Maritime Museum Shiprow
Phone: 01224 337700