Windrush: Arrival 1948 Passenger List

Explore recreations of 1,027 individual landing cards representing each passenger who arrived on the MV Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks on 22 June 1948.

Below is a new transcription of the Windrush passenger list held at The National Archives. You can search and filter it using the controls at the top. Click on the links in the landing card column to view a recreation of their card.

This data represents an attempt to faithfully transcribe information in the original Windrush passenger manifest. However, due to the poor condition of the document, there may be unintended errors in our transcription. We recommend that users cross-reference findings with copies of the original document hosted by Ancestry, where necessary. 

Use the search button on the top right of the list to perform text based searches. Use the arrows or press 'enter' to move through your search results.

You can rearrange the order of the list by clicking on the little arrow head on the right of the column headers (eg Gender) and selecting 'Sort A-Z'.

You can filter the list by name, date, place etc by clicking on 'Filter' then '+ Add filter'. Select the column header and enter the term you want to filter by. You can add multiple filters by clicking '+ Add filter'.