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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. Ships Eliza, Freak (sic) and Thomas Bouch

    All I know about them is this (UK and Oz newspapers!) They are not in Lloyds Register (if you can find THAT!) 08/30/1819 Thomas Bouche Bristol, G. Britain P.E.I.

    Started by JohnF‎, 15-05-2009 2:27 PM
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  2. HMS Champion

    Hi! according to the 1881 british census my Gt, Gt, Grandfather was recorded as being a stocker on HMS Champion, Royal navy, England. His name was James W Fellingham. Any information regarding this vessel etc would be appreciated. Thanks a grateful Val Bennett, wife of colin

    Started by colin bennett‎, 21-01-2006 9:36 PM
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  3. captain george lyte

    hi i am trying to find out about my step-father-in-laws family,i have most things sorted except this; on the wedding certificate in 1903 11 august it states annie agusta lyte 25 living at parish st george halifax nova scotitia. father george lyte captain in the marine service they are married in...

    Started by neen‎, 09-05-2009 7:37 PM
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  4. SS Hindustan

    Can anyone help me with crew manifest or crew details of P & O's "SS Hindustan" she left Southhampton on her maiden voyage 24th September 1842. My great great grandfaher William Miller was either cheif steward or a steward on board. I dont have alot of info about him so if I was able to find...

    Started by CraigNZ‎, 05-05-2009 8:54 AM
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  5. Submarine sank on trials

    I am looking for information on a submarine that sank while on trials. I know this is a shot in the dark.I only know it sank either in the North Sea or Irish Sea,perhaps late 1930s or 1940s and all hands were lost. |help|

    Started by patmon‎, 26-11-2006 3:45 PM
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  6. Question Captain overboard

    This doesn’t seem as if it will fit in to any of the topics, so this is the most appropriate place I can find – if a moderator can think of somewhere better (other than the trashcan!) would they please move it. At last I seem to have discovered what happened to my first cousin once-removed,...

    Started by Squaredancer‎, 21-03-2009 2:56 AM
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  7. Grimsby to the Northern Fishing Grounds 1940

    What course would Grimsby Trawlers have taken to get to the Northern Fishing Grounds early in the War? Would they have gone through the Pentland Firth and up to the West of Orkney, or stayed to the East of Orkney and then NWish once clear of North Ronaldsay? Or, something completely different? ...

    Started by peter nicholl‎, 17-04-2009 1:38 PM
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  8. Yacht building in Essex

    Having had confirmation that my mother's story about the family connection with George Stephenson I am now looking to either confirm or not. This is the family story. The Barnard ancestors located in the Leigh on Sea/Prittlewell area of Essex were involved in Yatch building!!! It did...

    Started by Verina‎, 27-03-2009 1:32 PM
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    hi im trying to find out about the sinking of the flying fish friday march 9th 1900 while at anchor in the princes channel im not too sure where the princes channel is or what type of vessel the flying fish was any help appreciated david

    Started by Raaa‎, 18-04-2009 12:45 PM
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  10. Looking for James Cahill & Family

    This is a problem posted previously on many sites but maybe someone here has the vital clue! James Thomas Cahill marries in Liverpool England in 1887 and his marriage cert says he is a mariner. Daughter Ellen is born in 1888. No sign of the family can be found in the 1891 Census. His wife...

    Started by 1946lad‎, 13-04-2009 8:17 AM
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  11. Smile 1910 incoming shipping from Australia

    Hi B G forum members I am trying to find out when my grandfather Rev. Alfred Norton Garrett returned to England from Australia. He was Rector of St. Mary, Wallaroo with Kadina, South Australia from 1906 to 1910. At some point in 1910 he returned to England and then in 1910 (I believe) became...

    Started by Richard Miller‎, 23-03-2009 9:56 AM
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  12. Sailmaker! In Buckinghamshire!

    Hi Everyone Would anyone know what a Sailmaker would be doing making Sails in Buckinghamshire, which is one of the furthest counties from the sea in the country? Were sails used in any other occupation? Many thanks for your help LizG

    Started by nightowl‎, 17-03-2009 12:19 AM
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  13. Nicholas

    Looking for any records of Thomas Nicholas, mariner. Between 1800 and 1850. His first two children were born at sea listed in census as "born in Canada, British Columbia" Any help would be much appreciated

    Started by cuffy‎, 15-03-2009 9:19 AM
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  14. Captain's Registers 1869-1911

    This is the Index to the Captain's Registers of Lloyds of London 1869(retrospective to 1851 for masters and mates still sailing in 1869)-1911 (indexed alphabetically by surname) The Lloyd's "Captains Registers" are held by Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section ...

    Started by Aislin‎, 23-01-2009 1:45 AM
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  15. Death - Mariners death at sea?

    I've just been told that a Master Mariner ancestor died at sea... something which, weirdly, I just knew but had no reason for thinking was the case, save that I knew what his occupation was. I have asked the lady who told me if she has any more info but curiosity is making me impatient (bless her,...

    Started by Spangle‎, 06-03-2009 12:35 AM
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  16. Merchant Seamen Records

    Hello Folks', This is my first post here so please bear with me. I am trying to find 2 sets of records. The first is for my Gt Grandfather, Charles McDonald born 1868 in Montrose. He was a Merchant Seaman and sailed from Montrose. He returned from a trip and fell out with his wife and...

    Started by lyndyloo5‎, 22-02-2009 8:32 PM
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  17. captains merchant navy

    can anyone please help? i am trying to trace my father of whom i have never met, and the little info i have is that he was a ships captain in either the navy/merchant navy, which used to dock in swansea,wales, in the early 1970s. is there a way of finding out names of the ships and their captains...

    Started by emma.hoffman34‎, 17-02-2009 9:45 PM
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  18. Smile Voyage time Liverpool to Colombo Ceylon 1915

    Hi forum members Can anyone give me an idea of how long it would have taken my grandmother to travel from Liverpool to Colombo by ship. She traveled 1st class on the Bibby Lines ship Herefordshire which departed Liverpool on 11th December 1915 and went via Marseilles, Port Said (and the Suez...

    Started by Richard Miller‎, 14-02-2009 5:54 PM
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  19. Shipmaster and Able Seaman

    My 2 x Great Grandfather, Charles HENDERSON (born 1846) was a Seaman according to his Scottish marriage certificate in 1872 and on the 1871 Census he was noted as an Able Seaman. My 3 x Great Grandfather, also Charles HENDERSON was noted as a Shipmaster on his son's marriage certificate. I...

    Started by Melberry‎, 14-02-2009 1:36 PM
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  20. merchant seaman grandad

    Hello. Would anyone know if there was any central office to enlist to the Merchant Nvy c.1893 onwards? My great grandfather was a cook onboard and all I know is that one of his journeys took him to India. Which ports may he have sailed from? He was from Great sampford, Essex if that helps....

    Started by rocket118‎, 13-12-2008 2:54 PM
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