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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. Crew Member. Photo. Is it the same person

    Hello Everyone. I have posted this in the Mariner section, well... because he was. However I would be grateful for the opinion of as many eyes as possible. The vessel, the schooner "Charmian" is correct and the photo date (1907/8) and his time of service go together. He was my...

    Started by Peter_NB‎, 06-06-2017 7:22 PM
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  2. Death at Sea?

    Can anyone help advise please. Looking for a record of death for a George E Pawson, newspapers confirm his death at Cape of Good Hope. 28 August 1882 Aged 37 years. We are told he died at sea on a Ship traveling from China to the Cape of Good Hope, he was a silk merchant that lived in London....

    Started by Annette J‎, 05-06-2017 4:48 PM
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  3. cullercoats cobles

    was just wondering if the Cullercoats fishing flee boats had names? A number of my ancesters were involved in fishing and i wondered if they names their vessels?

    Started by Blues Mark‎, 22-08-2010 10:32 AM
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  4. Merchant Navy ship I look under John/Wesley

    I want to look for a crew list for my ancestor an ordinary seaman who was on this ship in March 1854 I have detailed list of the crew and passenger list of the John Wesley arriving at Auckland New Zealand arriving from Sydney (he "ran" from his original ship in 1853 on arriving in Sydney having...

    Started by Jane Gee‎, 29-12-2016 12:29 PM
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    04-01-2017, 3:52 PM Go to last post
  5. Alexander Harry Richards, a phoney American?

    Hello all I have a puzzle about my mother’s cousin Alexander Harry Richards. He was a seaman in the US Merchant service in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s and I have a US “Seaman’s Protection certificate” from 1936 (when they were newly introduced, I think) saying he was a US citizen and giving as...

    Started by barbara lee‎, 26-09-2016 2:39 PM
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    10-10-2016, 9:09 PM Go to last post
  6. Welch Mariners

    Stumped with a connection from Amlwch, Anglesey of the Edwards clan circa 1850. Relative maybe David (grandson says his name was David), maybe William (others think William) Edwards possibly born 1853. His wife was Mary Catherine Moulsdale b. 5 Dec 1853 Amlwch and died abt 1927 Amlwch....

    Started by esmotteram‎, 10-08-2016 7:02 PM
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  7. Dis A No

    I have looked at the abbreviations thingy for Merchant Seamen records on the National Archives site and it doesn't tell me what this means and today I am too thick to work it out

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 13-07-2016 2:56 PM
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  8. Where can I find records of ships lost @ sea?

    My Greatgrandfather,Charles Simmonds from Bristol,was rumored to be on a ship as a carpenter that was lost with all hands between 1901 and 1904?. The items I have looked @ have not helped, no lists found.

    Started by mrmaricopa‎, 27-06-2016 8:47 AM
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    28-06-2016, 11:55 PM Go to last post
  9. Name tattooed on a seaman's arm

    Hi everyone, My gg grandfather was a seaman from Montreal, Canada who first appeared in South Australia in 1861 when he gave his name as William George Watson. At the registration of the birth of his children he gave his name as William George Bowden Watson, the precise name he gave to his eldest...

    Started by cam15a‎, 08-06-2016 2:07 AM
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  10. Monkeys as pets - sailors' gifts

    I am just wondering if this may have been common. My great-grandmother's father was a sailor. He gave her a pet monkey, as well as quite a few odd items that he probably got through travels. However, what struck me as odd for some reason was the monkey. I mean the how - why - upkeep -...

    Started by Break2015‎, 10-03-2016 11:14 PM
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  11. Dad's Merchant Navy Records.

    Hi Everyone. If anyone is going to Kew in the near future could you do a 'lookup' for me. I am looking for the service records for my Dad who was in the Merchant Navy 1939-1942. We know the records are at Kew and not Southampton. These are his details: Kenneth Edward Macaulay (formerly Santanna...

    Started by pat fowles‎, 27-01-2016 3:46 PM
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  12. Apprentice record 1850

    I have an apprentice record downloaded from ancestry merchant navy apprentices but part of it I cant read however I cannot upload it Is anyone able to look at this for me it is for Henry Gittings apprentice indentures of London October 1850 he is on the 1st row its looks like "Previously ...

    Started by Jane Gee‎, 25-01-2016 1:42 PM
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  13. The Dorothy (1815ish)

    I'm just trying to learn what I can about this ship. I know it went from the UK to Canada in 1815, bringing immigrants. Does anyone well-versed in seafaring history know anything about this boat? Does a picture or sketch exist?

    Started by TreeSquirrel‎, 09-01-2016 8:34 PM
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  14. Shanghaied from Liverpool Docks 1870s

    Hello I have a family story about an ancestor being Shanghaied from the Landing Stage at Liverpool while waiting for his employer. It's true that in 1870 the census records him with an extremely comfortable job as a coachman, and that by 1873 he is recorded as a stoker on a ship. I am fairly...

    Started by Farawa‎, 14-11-2015 3:43 PM
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  15. Searching for book 'Hine Brothers of Maryport

    Thank you for reading my post. I am researching one of the ships owned by Hine Brothers, and trying to find someone who has a copy of the book 'Hine Brothers of Maryport' Volume 1 by Robert Peel. I am quite happy to buy a copy (available on-line), but would first like to know if it contains much...

    Started by di2315‎, 16-09-2015 7:56 AM
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  16. Shadrach (William) Stone

    Born 03 Nov 1816 - Portland, Dorset. Died 14 Dec 1882 - Liverpool, Lancs Accoding to inforamtion we already have he was a seaman/mariner from the 1860's onwards when he lived in Liverpool with his second wife, Jane. We also believe that he was the mate on the famine ship 'Perseverance' which...

    Started by grannysheena‎, 02-05-2009 3:08 PM
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  17. murdered in Australia 10.1854

    I am going round in circles with this one so hope someone can point me in the right direction. My ancestor Henry Gittings was murdered with others in October 1854 on the Percy Isles Australia. I have newspaper articles for the inquest up to December 1854. However the final chapter is tantilising...

    Started by Jane Gee‎, 03-02-2008 1:18 PM
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  18. Merchant marine crew lists

    My grandfather born in 1899 in Liverpool, England. After he left school he joined the Mercantile Marines. Luckily I have his booklet for the Poplar Branch and when he rejoined after WW1. I realize that a lot of paper trail (important documents) were destroyed in WW2, but is there a way to find out...

    Started by Everaussie‎, 02-07-2015 6:26 AM
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    02-07-2015, 9:59 AM Go to last post
  19. Index to the Captains Registers of Lloyd’s of

    http://www.history.ac.uk/gh/capsA.pdf http://search.lma.gov.uk/captains-registers-pdfs/captains-registers-l.pdf Mods remove if not permitted, see notes on manuscript

    Started by geneius‎, 02-07-2015 9:42 AM
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  20. Merchant Navy Crew Lists for 1915

    From the National Archives: Today marks the completion of an online volunteer project between The National Maritime Museum and The National Archives. For the first time you can search online for details from all the surviving First World War Merchant Navy crew lists for 1915. The crew lists...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 30-06-2015 4:11 PM
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    01-07-2015, 5:27 PM Go to last post

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