National Library of Wales Shipping Records
I have attempted to visualise this data to show the locations these ships and sailors travelled and the relations between each sailor and ship.
The following videos visualise the journey of each ship in the data set.
Once the data had been extracted from the spreadsheets and ingested into a database, relationships were made between the different entities, which allowed for analysis of the data. The relationships in the database were then used to generate a graph.
Below are example graph relationships for a single person, Henry Evans, and a single ship, Edith Eleanor.
Each graph is limited to two degrees of separation.
Henry Evans born ~1847 in Aberystwyth, served as bosun, mate, able seaman, boy, ordinary seaman, cook & steward on the following vessels adroit, golden arrow, maid of meirion, wellington, agenoria, glynaeron, glynaeron, jane morgans, eleanor, margaret jane, battus.
Edith Eleanor (85261)
Topsail schooner built in Aberystwyth in 1881
The Edith Eleanor was a topsail schooner built by James Warrel (of Warrell and Co.) for Mr (later Sir) D C Roberts (timber merchant) and Richard James (tanner of Aberystwyth). She was named after Mr James’s daughter.
She was the last ship to be built on Y Ro Fawr, Aberystwyth and was built to relieve unemployment.
Topsail schooner built in Aberystwyth in 1881pilgrim.ceredigion.gov.uk
The Edith Eleanor was the last of about 280 large wooden boats to be built in Aberystwyth during the 19th century.
Boat builder's drawings are rare. They normally worked from a small wooden model.Shipbuilding was a major industry…www.bbc.co.uk
Sailors Birth Place
The heatmap below shows the birth place of each sailor.
Average age for each sailor joining a ship between 1844 and 1914.