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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Abbreviations on Merchant Seamen's Records


    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 07-06-2014 1:20 PM
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  1. Engineers' Certificates

    This is from BT 139, Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Registers of Certificates of Competency, Engineers. I'm not familiar with these registers; most of my ancestors very sensibly stayed on dry land. Idiotically, I didn't copy the whole entry but I wonder if anyone familiar with the register...

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 12-12-2008 6:30 PM
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  2. Question SS GUNNARD?

    Hi everyone - where could I get info on ships carrying wounded men - Jessie Louise Chamberlain came to Canada on one called SS Gunnard in 1918 after Thomas Chamberlain (her father) was killed in 1917. He was an Able Seaman on the SS ANCONA which sank on May 17, 1917. Is 59 years old - old for a...

    Started by Jackie P‎, 19-12-2008 9:19 PM
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  3. Ship "Donna Pascoe"

    The "Donna Pascoa" departed Calcutta in February 1840 for London. She then departed London October 1840 and arrived Bombay April 1841 having called at Portmouth en route. This information was obtained from the Bengal Directory and the Bombay Calendar. Can anyone suggest how I find out more about...

    Started by erinnacap‎, 28-12-2008 4:50 PM
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  4. Bombay 1821

    I am researching a Captain John Hullock who married Mary Codling in Calcutta in 1829. He served in the "Country Service" on merchant ships used by the East India Company. The India Office has a biographical note on John Hullock which is dated 1821. The biographical note is:- JOHN HULLOCK, BOND &...

    Started by erinnacap‎, 26-12-2008 6:27 PM
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  5. Yacht 'Bloodhound'

    Looking for any information on this mystery name and address: Capt. B. Chapman, Yacht Bloodhound, co/ Messr White Brothers, Southampton, England. Date 1909

    Started by BrendaE‎, 28-11-2008 7:42 AM
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  6. Wink Steam**g Captain

    Hi Not sure this belongs here but the nearest I can find! I have at last pinned down one of my ancestors. He was listed in the 1871 Cencus as being a Steam**g (tug?) Captain. This is in Tyneside. Is there any way I can find out anything more about the Steam**g he operated? Rboina

    Started by Rubina‎, 04-12-2008 9:15 PM
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  7. Wink Steam tugs in Northumberland

    Hi Any advise on who I can contact on finding out about steam tugs and who captained them in the middle 1800s would be really appreciated! Cheers! rubina

    Started by Rubina‎, 05-12-2008 12:45 AM
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  8. missing seaman

    Thomas Wilson born Whitby, c 1833 was on board the John Murray (1861) listed as ships Misc. After this he seems to disappear. I cannot find him on another census and cannot see an obvious death record for him. If he died on board would his body be taken back to his home port or would his death...

    Started by nina‎, 02-12-2008 1:48 PM
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  9. Collision Empress of Ireland & Sorstad 1914

    Can anyone help, I am trying to help a distant relative of a friend, she has given me info we did not have so hoping I can find some for her with your help. Here is the information she has sent. Information wanted on William George Naulls, born June 1881, Sutton Road, West Ham, Essex. ...

    Started by Auntie Boo‎, 30-11-2008 9:08 AM
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  10. tracing ships records

    I have the name of a possible relative on the 1891 census on the vessel "express"in lincolnshire. He was listed as MASTER . How can I trace any further info or records?Any help appreciated.

    Started by Pamelawagster‎, 05-11-2008 8:40 PM
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  11. Anyone to Guildhall Library?

    Hello all Is there any chance at all that someone would be visiting the London Guildhall Library and be able to look up a Trinity House Pilot's Registration information for me? The person I am looking for is John HOBBS, born about 1780 in St. Andrew's Parish, Devonshire, who became a Branch...

    Started by Mary Anne‎, 17-11-2008 9:02 PM
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    Hiya, i have received my grandfathers marriage certificate,and it has as Rank or Profession --20576 Leading Stoker HMS VIVID----this was in 1919. could anyone please tell me how i find out more about this? Thank you Mag:)

    Started by Magsx1‎, 13-11-2008 3:41 PM
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  13. amazon-royal steam packet

    i am tracing my great grandfather : george (gibbs) jewel b.1866 thanks to help from Bumble bee ,i now know that he sailed on the Amazon and docked in liverpool 1917 . i have since discovered that the Amazon was sunk off the north coast of Ireland 15th march 1918 by U-52 submarine, i...

    Started by deanC‎, 12-11-2008 5:22 PM
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  14. Thomas Courts, Master Mariners death

    Hi, My GGGrandfather Thomas Courts was born in 1793 in Fowey, Cornwall, he was a Master Mariner his last Brig being the "Glenalvon" most of his time he sailed to the West Indies from London. For some reason at the time of his death he was sailing as Mate on board the "Mary Mitcheson" as noted on...

    Started by Valman‎, 10-11-2008 1:28 PM
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  15. HMS Scott

    My husband's (distant) cousin was one of 23 who died when HMS Scott was torpedoed and sunk on 15.8.1918. I've found some basic information, where built, displacement, armament etc., but I'm hoping to find a bit more detail, even though her career was short, so any suggestions would be gratefully...

    Started by Fidgetsmum‎, 07-11-2008 9:31 AM
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  16. Royal Marines

    Edward Saxton (Sexton) died in Egypt around 1884. We are unable to find a death certificate for him. Can anyone tell us how we find a Royal Marine death certificate? David

    Started by Spinner‎, 04-11-2008 4:31 PM
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  17. Bandsman on "Ganges"

    My ancestor Alphons Eder appears on the 1861 census on board the Ganges "at sea" occupation Bandsman. Cant find any reference to Bandsmen in the Royal Navy at that time, so must I assume he was in the marines ? the Ganges was the flagship of the Pacific fleet at the time so presumably there...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 19-11-2005 5:40 AM
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    My Father was Junior and Senior Assistant Engineer on the Western Prince 161305 from 28-02-1940 until 14-12-1940 when the ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic. Fortunately he survived despite being unable to swim!. Please does anyone know where i might find any information about this...

    Started by thehopefulrook‎, 24-10-2008 3:56 PM
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  19. Smile Tracing Service Records of Master Mariners

    I have recently acquired the captain's certificate number of my husband's g-g-great grandfather and wondered where I go next. I found his record on the Lloyd's Captains' Register which read as follows: Wilson, Henry Padstow 1833 (C. 6,163, Belfast, 1852) James 1852, B.; Glentanner...

    Started by debco‎, 13-01-2008 6:05 AM
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  20. Advice Please re Master Mariner William Carty

    Hello All, I wonder if anyone could give me any assistance with my search? My Great Grandfather was known as a "Master Mariner" in the family and also on my Grandparents' marriage certificate (1898). On an earlier certificate (birth of my Grandfather) he was recorded as a "Seaman (Mate)...

    Started by Rosalind‎, 26-10-2008 11:46 AM
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