Visitors can do their own research in a database installed in a sailor’s cabin that contains entries on all fishing vessels based in Bremerhaven and Geestemünde between 1885 and 1990. The register of vessels with the fishing registration plates BX and PG currently contains 1563 fishing vessels, ranging from ewers and cutters, side trawlers and stern trawlers and through to factory ships and the last fresh fish trawlers. Ship biographies, technical data and photos (where available) document the historical fishing fleet in the Weser estuary.

The database is constantly being expanded. The Historisches Museum Bremerhaven is always pleased to receive any information about ships and photographs of fishing vessels so that they can enter them in their database.