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If you know the name of a passenger, but NOT the ship they travelled on, you can search passenger lists online to find the right ship. Our research guide will help you further.
Our ships fact sheets are full of useful information and cover nearly 2,500 ships over 100 tons (grt).
Many shipping companies used the same ship names more than once! To distinguish between them we have included the date that each ship entered service.
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Use our ship search to find Fact Sheets for nearly 2,500 historic ships.
Our Family History research guides will help you find your P&O links.
If you know the name of the ship use this.
If you don't know the name of a ship you can use our advanced search to help you
If you know the name of a passenger, travelling between 1890 and 1960, you can use passenger lists to identify the ship they travelled on - see our Family History section below.
Our guides are designed to help you find useful links online and further your family history research in the P&O Archives and other sources.
P&O acquired many shipping lines worldwide - find out more about some of them in our Shipping Company Histories.
The P&O story began 180 years ago. Find out more in Our History.
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