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==Records at the British Library==
*'''IOR/L/MAR''' Marine Department Records.
:There are three main series: L/MAR/A Ships' Journals 1605-1705; L/MAR/B Ships' Journals 1702-1856; L/MAR/C Marine Miscellaneous Records 1600-1879. *[http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelpregion/asia/india/indiaofficerecordsfamilyhistory/occupations/maritimeservice/maritime.html The British Library IOR Maritime Service page]. ** Read about [http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/937f93cc-ccf5-4c31-951c-af92be35ea66 Ships' Journals '''IOR/L/MAR/A-B'''] 1605-1856. The various ships are listed alphabetically, following the order in ''Catalogue of East India Company Ships' Journals and Logs 1600-1834'' by Anthony J.Farrington (London, 1999).<br>[http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/937f93cc-ccf5-4c31-951c-af92be35ea66 Browse the ships’ names] (Discovery catalogue). Alternatively, use the ship's name in [http://searcharchives.bl.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=IAMS_VU2 The British Library’s "Search our Catalogue Archives and Manuscripts"].**A description of [http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/41314113-2463-4b40-90d4-d99316d3f475 Marine Miscellaneous Records '''IOR/L/MAR/C'''] 1600-1879.(Discovery) "The collection is in process of re-arrangement and listing in separate series L/MAR/1-9 according to type and provenance". Included in these records are "personnel records of the Company's maritime service (at all levels of employment, but including particularly the appointment and services of commanders and mates of East Indiamen), the Bombay Marine, the Indian Navy, and the Bengal Pilot Service" but no further details are given. 
===British Library records on findmypast===
The India Office Records on the pay site [[Findmypast|findmypast]] are
===British Library records on FamilySearch (LDS) microfilms===
Search For microfilms available in the LDS (Mormon) library catalogue, see '''[[IOR Marine records on LDS films]]''' or search the [https://familysearch.org/catalog/search FamilySearch Library Catalogue] using keywords India Office Marine Department. ([[FamilySearch Centres#Ordering microfilms|Ordering microfilms]])
==Books==
== External links ==
*[httphttps://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelpregion/asia/india/indiaofficerecordsfamilyhistory/occupations/maritimeservice/maritime.html The British Library IOR Maritime Service page]. **There is a set of records called Ships' Journals '''IOR/L/MAR/A-B''' 1605-1856. [http://discovery.nationalarchiveseicships.govthreedecks.uk/details/rd/937f93cc-ccf5-4c31-951c-af92be35ea66 Read] about these records . The various ships are listed alphabetically, following the order in ''Catalogue of org East India Company Ships' Journals and Logs 1600-1834'' ] developed by Anthony J.Farrington (London Andrea Cordani, 1999).<br>Browse but she is no longer updating the ships names (Discovery catalogue): [http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/937f93cc-ccf5-4c31-951c-af92be35ea66?src=5&sK=%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%231 A - Darling]website, [http://discoverywhich now has a new URL.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/91126cee-61bd-4e2d-89c1-00ea51f34f20?src=6&cK=!&sUp=false&sK=%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23320 Dart - Halifax (1)], Includes [httphttps://discovery.nationalarchiveseicships.govthreedecks.ukorg/browsehelp/r/4a0ce5ff-4720-488a-bc31-d5314830ecdd?src=6&cK=!&sUp=false&sK=%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23610 Halifax (2) - Madras Merchant (2)], [http://discoveryshiprole.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/9206c02bphp Ship roles -d6b5-4201-95ea-30924a6b9a0ewhat do they mean?src=6&cK=%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%235633&sUp=false&sK=%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23871 Maitland - Samuel (3)], [http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/96bf69cb-d316-4b68-b1eb-32db277911e9?src=6&cK=%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%238098&sUp=false&sK=%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%23%231219 Samuel and Anna -Z plus extra ships names from 1834].**A description glossary of [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=059-iorlmar_5&cid=1-2#1-2 Marine Miscellaneous Records Ship roles defining terms such as 'Regular Ship', 'IOR/L/MAR/CExtra Ship'and 'Country Ship.'] 1600-1879.(Discovery) "The collection previous site is in process of re-arrangement and listing in separate series Lnow [https:/MAR/1-9 according to type and provenance"web. Included in these records are "personnel records of the Company's maritime service (at all levels of employment, but including particularly the appointment and services of commanders and mates of East Indiamen), the Bombay Marine, the Indian Navy, and the Bengal Pilot Service" but no further details are givenarchive.**For microfilms available in the LDS (Mormon) library catalogue, see '''[[IOR Marine records on LDS films]]'''*[http:org/web/www.eicships.info20161220141624/index.html Andrea Cordani's EIC Ships website] which includes a [http://www.eicships.info/help/shiproleindex.html glossary of Ship rolesarchived] defining terms such as 'Regular Ship' , 'Extra Ship' and 'Country Ship.'
*[http://vimeo.com/43884291 East-India Company ship routes 1798-1834] by Philip Brohan. Video. Vimeo.com. Retrieved 16 October 2014.The dates of the voyages are shown in the bottom left hand corner of the video screen, and may at times be obscured by the toolbar. Move the computer's mouse from the toolbar to below the video screen to reveal. The video indicates the seasonal variations in the ships' voyages.
*National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
*[http://www.mariners-l.co.uk/EICintro.htm Merchant Vessels in the Service of the East India Company, 1601-1832] on the Mariners website. Lists ship details.
*Maritime Resources 'Articles of Agreement' by Chris Wood dated 30 August 2013<ref>India-British-Raj List post [http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/INDIA-BRITISH-RAJ/2013-08/1377845411 Maritime Resources 'Articles of Agreement'] by Chris Wood dated 30 August 2013</ref>
*[http://blogs.bl.uk/untoldlives/2017/06/the-loss-of-the-east-indiaman-ganges.html The loss of the East Indiaman ‘Ganges’ [in 1807<nowiki>]</nowiki>] 15 June 2017. British Library untold lives blog.
*[http://www.simonkidner.co.uk/sesostris/sesostris.html A Journal of a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope and Bombay in the Ship Sesostris by James Smith, 1829-1831]
*[http://quivis.co.uk/dum/index.html Arthur David Linklater, Master Mariner] - Duncan Linklater's excellent site contains information on shipping and navigation in the early twentieth century, including details of Linklater's employment by the British India Steam Navigation Company, the Royal Naval Reserve and the Calcutta Port Commission. It is located in the section of the [http://quivis.co.uk/ Quivis] site called Dum. With scans and transcripts of original documents and many pages containing facts useful to those with an ancestor in sailing and shipping, exploring the site is recommended (note also the [http://quivis.co.uk/dum/biog-contents.html biographical section contents page]).
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