Fishing Vessel Crew Agreements Yearly Returns



Admin History:

Agreements and Crew Lists, (ACLs), were introduced in 1835. The agreement was used by the ship's Master (Captain), to record the conditions of employment of the crew for the voyage and period of service. The agreement was agreed by each seaman before the ship sailed. The resultant crew lists were used by the Board of Trade registry clerks to create the entries in the various seamen's registers.

Hull City Archives holds fishing vessel crew agreements under the 1883 Sea Fisheries Act 1884-1914. They are arranged by year in H number order. There is an outline index to the H numbers, and a more complete index to vessel owners in the Archives. The names of the vessels, owners and skippers and some of the crew have been entered onto the database and can be searched accordingly.