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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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    Hi My grandfather was a captain in the merchant navy. i have found out that he served on a ship called the clan macquarrie i dont know where to find records for the clan line company. if anyone has any idea i would be greatful. Thanks Louise:)

    Started by louisemccrea‎, 26-08-2008 12:44 AM
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  5. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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    30-10-2008, 7:24 AM Go to last post

    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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Question S.S. Dongola, Russia

    On 22 May 1920 my Great grandmothers brother and wife arrived at Southampton aboard the Dongola from Helsingfors Finland...country of last permanant residence Russia. According to the Clydesite website in 1919 after the armistace the Dongala repatriated deported Russians, and brought back...

    Started by harleychick‎, 24-10-2008 12:56 PM
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    John Hullock was born about 1799; place unknown. He was a captain in the merchant service in the 1830's living in British India and possibly with the East India Company. He married Mary Codling in 1829 in Calcutta and they had three sons, William, Philip and Charles, all born in Calcutta. They also...

    Started by erinnacap‎, 16-08-2008 2:34 PM
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  17. Re drowning at sea from Huasquina

    Hi all, can anyone help me find anything about a John Whiteman who was drowned from the Huasquina off Pemambuco, South America, June 13th 1866 age 21. We saw this on a grave stone at St Mary's Church Udimore. We think he may be a relative. I did find a John Whiteman who was a passenger on the...

    Started by JulieW‎, 20-10-2008 1:44 PM
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  18. Exclamation Shipwrights

    My 2 x Gt Granddad was a shipwright in Rotherhithe between 1815 and 1850. I am interested to know if anyone knows of any company records that exist that would perhaps have some helpful information about him, or any other documentation that would be of interest.|help|

    Started by Hils Hoppo‎, 20-10-2008 1:56 PM
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  19. certificate number master mariner

    I have been trying to find a certificate number for my master mariner ancestor William Spofforth ( brn 1848 ) I have looked in Kew and have also been in touch with the Guildhall library. I know my ancestor was 3rd mate in 1869 on a ship 'The Remington' . Is there another way of tracing him ie;...

    Started by deenor‎, 17-10-2008 2:14 PM
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  20. Unhappy Died at sea

    Hi Everyone Can anyone please help I'm looking for a Hugh Houghton thought to have died at sea about 1917 on the I>G>I>index but no other information given only his birth around 1885. I Know he married a Sarah Houghton and had children which have been traced but can find nothing on him being...

    Started by paris81‎, 14-10-2008 10:43 AM
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