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P&O Archive

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.

Ship search

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.

An illustration of passengers onboard a P&O ship | P&O Heritage

Family History Research

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.

Research Guides
Bow of the ORSOVA | P&O Heritage

Shipping Companies

P&O acquired many shipping lines worldwide - find out more about some of them in our Shipping Company Histories.

Workmen put up the P&O sign | P&O Heritage

P&O History

The P&O story began 185 years ago. Find out more in Our History.