Lloyd's Register List of Surveyors

Scope and Content

Lists were published within the opening pages of the annually produced Register of Ships from 1834 until 1972 as the 'List of Surveyors'. Prior to 1834, little information has been retained on surveyors. From 1872 onwards, the lists were published separately as 'Lists of Offices' until 1995.

The list comprises all officers or surveyors employed by Lloyd's Register, both exclusive and non-exclusive. The list is arranged alphabetically by survey office and/or geographical district of operation, with names of surveyors provided alongside their area of specialism, e.g. ship surveyor, engineer surveyor etc.

The growing list of offices and surveyors over time displays the rapid growth of Lloyd's Register in response to the increasing demand for its classification services. The period of the lists covers a variety of key technological transitions, e.g. sail to steam, steam to diesel, wood to iron, and iron to steel etc. In response to these technological advances in shipping and heavy industry, the changing qualifications and areas of expertise of Lloyd's Register's surveyors are visible within the published lists. These include areas such as inspectors of forgings, electrical engineers, refrigeration engineers and aircraft surveyors.

Changes to staff and offices, e.g. closures or incorporation of other regions, were updated annually. Where changes to the above occurred after publication of a subsequent edition, entries have been visibly struck through and stamped to display the correct details.


Item are listed chronologically. Lists are arranged alphabetically by survey office/region, and exclusive and non-exclusive surveyors listed separately.

Access Information

Digital and physical access to the Lists of Surveyors, within the Register of Ships, is provided by the Heritage & Education Centre for copies dating from 1834-2000. Digital access is via the HEC website, and physical copies are accessible from the reading rooms at 71 Fenchurch Street.

For copies of the Register of Ships published after the year 2000, access can only be in-person.

Other Finding Aids

Online site access to digitised lists of surveyors and officers.
Online library catalogue of Register Book copies.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright and all other intellectual property rights for the Lists of Surveyors up to the year 2000 are held and reserved by the Lloyd's Register Foundation and/or its licensors.

For copies of the Lists of Surveyors, found within the Register of Ships , published after the year 2000, copyright and all other intellectual property rights, permission to reproduce material under anything other than the educational/research use must be sought from IHS Markit.

Use of Lloyd's Register Foundation information or materials is granted under an "Educational License."

Reproduction is subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents.

Queries or alternative licenses are granted only by direct permission from the Heritage & Education Centre.

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