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British Shipping, the Netherlands and the Baltic 1784-1795

Over the centuries vessels have called at intermediate ports for various purposes on their way to their final destinations. Roundabout trade forms part of the varied pattern of international trade and of ship employment. But without ships’ logs it is a form of activity which it is not easy to study. However for a period of twelve years at the end of the 18th century, between 1784 and 1795, information from the Sound Toll Registers enables part of the pattern to be examined.1 As is well known, these lists are entered up chronologically with the name of the master, his home port, his port of departure, his port of destination and a note of the composition of his cargo. Finally, the name of the broker is given but neither the ship’s name nor its tonnage is recorded.2 The purpose of this paper, which adds to the list of works which have used this material3, is to examine the trade carried on by British vessels (English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish) sailing from British ports or returning to them which called at ports in the Netherlands on their way into or out of the Baltic
Chapter, 1983
The Interactions of Amsterdam and Antwerp with the Baltic region, 1400-1800 : De Nederlanden en het Oostzeegebied, 1400-1800, 1983, 181
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