Crew lists

Crew lists for whaling voyages recorded at the customs houses in Fall River, and Salem, Massachusetts, and in New London, Connecticut, have been compiled as part of various projects and from various sources over the years. Crew lists for New Bedford voyages have been compiled using records kept by the chaplains of the New Bedford Port Society. We have gathered these crew lists in a single searchable, sortable database.

Complete information about the content and structure of the database is available in the Database Description and the Column Definitions. We plan on updating the database annually. You are encouraged to submit additions and corrections through the submission form.

Click on any row to display crew details, including a link to the voyage database. Small subsets of the data may be printed or downloaded directly from the table below. Read The Data Viewer Interface for instructions. For research purposes, the complete database may be downloaded for processing on your local computer.

sourceID VesselID Vessel Rig VoyageID Departure Port Customs Destination Source Images Sequence First Last Birthplace City State Country Citizenship Age Height_feet Height_inches Skin Hair Eye Rank Lay Remarks Transcriber
sourceID VesselID Vessel Rig VoyageID Departure Port Customs Destination Source Images Sequence First Last Birthplace City State Country Citizenship Age Height_feet Height_inches Skin Hair Eye Rank Lay Remarks Transcriber
Crew
First name
Last name
Birthplace
City
State
Country
Citizenship
Age
Height(feet)
Height(inches)
Skin
Hair
Eye
Rank
Lay
Remarks
Voyage
Departure
Destination
Port
Customs house
Source
Images
VoyageID
Vessel
Vessel
Rig
VesselID