Voyages

The British Southern Whale Fishery voyage database includes information about all known British southern whaling voyages from 1775 to 1859. The Voyage database, which is primarily the work of A. G. E. Jones, documents the events of nearly 2,550 voyages to the south of Britain in over 900 different vessels.

Complete information about the content and structure of the database is available from the British Southern Whale Fishery website and the Explanatory Notes to accompany the British Southern Whale Fishery Voyage and Crew List databases. The authors plan to update the database annually. You are encouraged to submit additions and corrections by contacting the authors.

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VoyageID VoyageName Port Dock East/West Destination Grounds Date sailed Date returned Days_Out Fate Owner Agent Cargo Cargo bounty Cargo value Sperm Whale oil Bone Seal skins Seal oil Elephant oil Crew size Crew list Sources Reports MasterID Master VesselID Ship Rig Tonnage old Tonnage new Place built Date built Vessel value Notes
VoyageID VoyageName Port Dock East/West Destination Grounds Date sailed Date returned Days_Out Fate Owner Agent Cargo Cargo bounty Cargo value Sperm Whale oil Bone Seal skins Seal oil Elephant oil Crew size Crew list Sources Reports MasterID Master VesselID Ship Rig Tonnage old Tonnage new Place built Date built Vessel value Notes
Voyage
Voyage
Port
Route
Destination
Grounds
Sailed
Returned
Fate
Owner
Agent
Cargo
Cargo bounty
Cargo value
Sperm
Whale oil
Bone
Seal skins
Seal oil
Elephant oil
Crew size
Crew list
Sources
Reports
Voyage ID
Master
Master
Master ID
Vessel
Vessel
Rig
Tonnage (old)
Tonnage (new)
Built
Value
Vessel ID
Notes