The 27 local registers

  • Published: 06/03/2014

Upon the centralization of the 27 local registers per 1 August 1992, the new “Norwegian Ordinary Ship Register" (NOR) received the files on all active vessels as of that date.

Files for vessels deleted before this date were sent to the local state archives.

See the overview of which archive the different registers sent their files to

The list below shows which home ports of each of the 27 registers were responsible for:

Name                       

Name of the agency the register was placed under

Responsible for vessels registered with  home ports

Oslo Ship Register Town Clerk in Oslo         Oslo, Drøbak, Drammen, Hamar
Tønsberg Ship Register Tønsberg District Court                 Tønsberg, Horten, Holmestrand
Fredrikstad Ship Register Fredrikstad District Court               Fredrikstad, Halden, Sarpsborg, Moss
Porsgrunn Ship Register Skien og Porsgrunn District Court   Porsgrunn, Brevik, Skien, Langesund,  Kragerø
Sandefjord Ship Register The Magistrate in Sandefjord   Sandefjord, Larvik
Arendal Ship Register The Magistrate in Nedenes    Risør, Arendal, Grimstad, Lillesand, Tvedestrand, Askerøy, Lyngør
Kristiansand Ship Register Kristiansand District Court             Kristiansand, Mandal
Farsund Ship Register The Magistrate in Lyngdal    Farsund, Flekkefjord
Stavanger Ship Register The Magistrate in Stavanger           Stavanger, Egersund, Sandnes
Haugesund Ship Register  The Magistrate in Haugesund  Haugesund, Kopervik, Skudeneshavn
Bergen Ship Register The Town Clerk in Bergen              Bergen, Odda
Sunnfjord Ship Register The Magistrate in Sunnfjord     Florø
Nordfjordeid Ship Register The Magistrate in Nordfjord      Måløy
Ålesund Ship Register The Magistrate in Ålesund      Ålesund
Molde Ship Register The Magistrate in Romsdal      Molde
Kristiansund Ship Register Nordmøre District Court Kristiansund
Trondheim Ship Register The Magistrate in Trondheim           Trondheim, Levanger, Steinkjer
Namsos Ship Register The Magistrate in Namdal       Namsos
Sandnessjøen Ship Register The Magistrate in Alstadhaug  Sandnessjøen, Brønnøysund, Mosjøen, Mo i Rana
Bodø Ship Register The Magistrate in Bodø           Bodø
Narvik Ship Register Ofoten District Court             Narvik
Harstad Ship Register The Magistrate in Trondenes   Harstad, Hamnvik
Sortland Ship Register The Magistrate in Vesterålen    Sortland, Sigerfjord, Stokmarknes, Melbu, Myre
Svolvær Ship Register The Magistrate in Lofoten        Svolvær
Tromsø Ship Register Nord-Troms District Court    Tromsø, Longyearbyen
Hammerfest Ship Register Sorenskriveren i Hammerfest    Hammerfest
Vardø Ship Register The Magistrate in Vardø            Kirkenes, Vardø, Vadsø
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