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

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/merchant-seamen-rgss-register-abbreviations.htm

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 07-06-2014 1:20 PM
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  1. 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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  2. SINKING OF THE FLYING FISH MARCH 1900

    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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    15-02-2009, 11:14 PM Go to last post
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Liverpool ship Cavalier

    I have just received a photograph of an ancestor, Daniel Schroeder, and a letter he sent to his mother dated March 20th (unfortunately no year but maybe 1870's). In this letter he says he had signed articles to work as cook and steward on a Liverpool owned ship Cavalier which was sailing to South...

    Started by joycelyn‎, 30-01-2009 8:05 PM
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    01-02-2009, 11:18 PM Go to last post
  15. Finding Birth info of a Master Mariner c1791

    Hi can anyone help me find a record of my ancestor that will show is DOB and Place of birth. He is John Harvey born c 1791 in Lincolnshire ( I think). The details I have is he married in 1812 in Boston Lincs UK and his occupation is listed as a Mariner and he is also a MAriner on the baptims of...

    Started by vharve‎, 27-01-2009 6:35 PM
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  16. Ship " MIBUA "

    Anyone ever came across this ship SS or MS MIBUA Arrived Melbourne Victoria 1964 with migrants Thanks.

    Started by Rove‎, 27-01-2009 4:22 AM
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  17. Officer in King's boat?

    Hi, I found a baptism record of one of my ancestor's yesterday which has me a little confused. It states:- St Endellion - 5th Mar 1818 - William PEARCE son of Samuel & Sarah - officer in King's boat. Is this another way of stating that Samuel was in the Navy? Would there be records of naval...

    Started by jannic‎, 26-01-2009 11:45 AM
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  18. Mariner 1836 to calcutta

    I am absolutely hopeless at looking up mariners ships ect so can anyone help me please. William Nelson Shilstone (shelton) sails on Fergusson of Whitehaven 8th Feb 1836. Arrives Calcutta May 1836. Is Fergusson the name of the ship? Also can i find a crew list as i would like to verify if he was...

    Started by jennifer 150‎, 23-01-2009 1:18 PM
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    23-01-2009, 1:31 PM Go to last post
  19. WW2 Merchant Shipping movements

    The National Archives has released another set of records on documentsonline that may be of interest to anyone whose family served in the Merchant Navy in WW2. Have a look at this News Item

    Started by Geoffers‎, 23-01-2009 10:02 AM
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  20. Mersey Shipping Agents

    Do we have any Liverpool shipping buffs on the forum? The picture below is of my great-grandfather who was a passenger agent and interpretor for one of the Liverpool shipping companies. The image is not perfectly clear but I wonder if anyone can hazard a guess as to which company he represented....

    Started by norfolkkahns‎, 18-01-2009 7:23 PM
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