BRITISH SOUTHERN WHALE FISHERY VOYAGE AND CREW DATABASES
The Voyage and Crew databases are the heart of the British Southern Whale Fishery website. The Voyage database which is primarily the work of A G E Jones documents the events of over 2500 voyages to the south of Britain in over 930 different vessels. The Crew database which is primarily the work of Dale Chatwin contains over 16,000 entries for men who served in the British Southern Whale Fishery between 1775 and 1861. The datasets were last updated in December 2021.
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Citation form for databases
Research articles should properly acknowledge the research team which extracted and collated the data.
Short citation:- BSWF Databases - A. G. E. Jones; Dale Chatwin; and, Rhys Richards
Full citation:- Compilers - A. G. E. Jones (Tunbridge Wells, deceased); Dale Chatwin (Brisbane, Australia); Rhys Richards (Paremata, New Zealand) ** Contributors – Jane Clayton (Crete, Greece); Mark Howard (Melbourne, Australia)
Acknowledgements for their contributions to the Voyage or Crew List datasets:- Robert Warneke (Yolla, Tasmania); Judy Lund (Dartmouth, Massachusetts); Betsy Tyler (Nantucket Historical Association); Julie Papworth (London, England) and, Adrian Tschoegl (Philadelphia) have all contributed information for specific voyages and profiles. Susanne Jenks undertook copying work of the crew lists in BT98 in the Public Record Office in London - many thanks to Chris Maxworthy (Sydney, Australia) for the introduction. Dr Janet West and Martin Evans (Scott Polar Research Institute); Veronica Lisle for contributing crew list information. Jocelyn Chisholm (Wellington, NZ, Deceased), Kelvin Wilson (Netherlands) and Julie Papworth and Roger Stark (England), for biographies of relatives who served as masters of British whaleships. Thanks also to Tom Tyler (USA); Joan Druett (NZ); Dorothy Heinrich (Adelaide) for each contributing a Master’s biography. Myra Stanbury (Western Australia Museum) for contributing the very valuable biography on the Bennett family, owners in the BSWF. Charles Payton for the Enderby Family story. Gary L. Sturgess and Kenneth Cozens for other owner biographies.