New Registration Application

UKSR Watermark

When you register a vessel, you are registering on one of four parts of the UK Ship Register (UKSR)

All applications for registration can be completed online. Depending on vessel type you will be required to provide supporting documents and pay the appropriate fee.


How to apply

If you want to apply to register your vessel, you can use the UK Ship registration service online.

Click here for more information on small ships registration

Once your vessel is registered

You will receive a certificate of registration in the form of an e-certificate.

The Registry of Shipping and Seamen are able to provide a replacement or duplication of a Transcript of Registry for a registered vessel if required.



The following types of transcripts are available subject to you meeting data & GDPR legislation:

  • Ships transcript

  • Closed transcript 

  • Historic transcripts