With the UK Ship register online service you can apply to register your vessel, manage your vessel registration and stay up to date with your applications progress.
If you are applying to the UK Ship Register for the first time, either to reserve a vessel name or for a new or provisional registration you will need to sign up to use the service. This also applies if you are registering a new build vessel.
If your vessel is already registered with the UK Ship Register, you will first need to claim your vessel to allow you to manage your vessel registration online, you will need proof of identity, your Certificate of Registry, and either the the Bill of Sale or a Declaration of ownership.
If you have bought a vessel that has an existing registration you will also need to claim your vessel. You may be required to provide additional information in order to complete the registration.
Each owner will need to sign up to use the service, provide their personal details, complete declarations of eligibility and agree to our terms of service as detailed in our privacy notice.
The following types of transcripts are available subject to you meeting data & GDPR legislation:
Transfer In or Transfer Out
Information on how to Transfer In can be found here.
Information on how to Transfer Out can be found here.
How to apply for a new registration for Part 1 (Commercial, Pleasure, Commercial Yacht), Part 2 (Fishing), Part 3 (Small Ships) and Part 4 (Bareboat) of the UK Ship Register
How to apply for changes to Registration for Part 1 (Commercial, Pleasure, Commercial Yacht), Part 2 (Fishing), Part 3 (Small Ships) and Part 4 (Bareboat) of the UK Ship Register
How to apply for renewal Registration for Part 1 (Commercial, Pleasure, Commercial Yacht) and Part 2 (Fishing) of the UK Ship Register.
More options for Registration including how to apply for Provisional Registration, Mortgage Registration, Transfer In and Transfer Out of the UK Ship Register.
Online form for requesting a Transcript of Registry and to Check a Ship Name. A member of RSS will respond as soon as possible.