Fishing Crew Lists (1884-1914)
Hull City Archives holds 25,500 fishing crew lists for fishing
vessels operating out of Hull between 1884-1914 at reference
C DPF. This database lists crew members down to
the 4th hand, gives details of apprentices on board and records any
untoward events, such as deaths, injuries or incidents of
ill-discipline. It is possible to search by surname or ship's
Should you find the person you are searching for, the original
crew list will give extra details such as age, where born and who
received the wages (usually wife, mother or self). This information
can be found by visiting the archives to view the original crew
list. Always make a note of the full reference number, i.e. C
DPF/22/132, to enable us to access the relevant
If your ancestor was employed lower than 4th
hand you would need to visit the Archives to search through the
lists themselves. Please be aware that this could take a
considerable amount of time.
Searching our online
- to just search this collection enter the name
you are looking for in the keyword field and then enter "C DPF" in
the reference field and click search.
Our fishing crew lists were featured in a recent article in the
BBC's Who Do You Think You Are magazine, more information is
available in Our Collections In the Media.