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


    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 07-06-2014 12:20 PM
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  1. Mariner Records

    I have a Thomas Vipond, born 1758, who states on the birth record of his son born 1783, that he is a 'Mariner'. Just wondering if there'd be any records with details of Mariners from that far back. Thanks.

    Started by lylacmyst‎, 04-09-2017 10:02 PM
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  2. Three stripes: Master or First Mate?

    I have a portrait photo of my GGGrandfather in a chair on deck in front of the mast of a ship. He was born in 1841 and spent his life at sea, starting as a 'boy' and moving up to Master on a number of telegraph cable laying ships. The photo is undated but would have been mid-late 1800s. He was...

    Started by Dougal.‎, 20-05-2019 12:06 PM
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  3. Searching for Grandfather

    My Father who is now 80 years old, last saw his Father at around the age of about 7 or 8, could have been a little older. The only details we have is that my Grandfather was called either George O'Conner or George O'Connor and we believe he was in The Merchant Navy. My Father John Forrest was...

    Started by Shirley W‎, 12-05-2019 8:25 AM
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  4. Crew lists

    Not sure if i'm on the right part of the forum. But my father-in-law was on the Surat during WW2. It was torpedoed on 6th May 1941. Luckily my father-in-law, Lawrence survived. I then find him on the Anselm arriving in Liverpool 4th June 1941. The Anselm was torpedoed on the 5th July. I'm trying to...

    Started by Susan Kitchen‎, 27-02-2019 1:38 PM
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  5. The Whittington a transportship missing 1879

    Hello - I would greatly appreciate some help with the following: With the Wittington a member of crew, Charles Channing born in Marstrand, Sweden 1838, was lost at sea in 1879. He was the son of a Captain (in command) and British Vice Counsel in Marstrand, Robert Channing, born in England on...

    Started by Karin Jorthé‎, 16-12-2018 6:15 PM
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  6. Seaman Simon Healy, b 1795 in Cork

    Could someone please translate/confirm the details of Seaman #7472 Simon Healy’s merchant navy voyages below for me? For example, in 1837 the notation N.York…does that actually mean New York or North Yorkshire? Where are ports coded 738, 4584, 434, and 375? If the occupation code S is...

    Started by Buddleia‎, 09-12-2018 7:14 AM
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  7. James Elliott

    I am looking for any info on James Elliott, b.c. 1833 who married Mary Jane Jerrard (also spelt Jarrard, Gerard, Gerrard etc. etc.in other records) daughter of Archbold Jerrard and eventual mother of Archibald Elliott, in Sunderland in 1854) According to Select Marriages his father was Henry...

    Started by Suekilp‎, 15-08-2018 11:09 PM
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  8. Question Mystery Royal Navy ship in 1871 census

    Hi - I’m looking for help in identifying a Royal Navy vessel in the 1871 census. It appears to be a considerable size as there are pages and pages of crew, together with their functions aboard, but I cannot discover its identity. Its census reference is RG10/5780. My relative, a Henry...

    Started by Stephen_P‎, 07-03-2012 5:29 PM
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  9. Hector Dass Skipper Grimsby

    I could not find a death for Hector Dass, then in 'Lost at Sea' found an entry for him February 1908 LOS Flannen Near Uist. Is there any way to find out which trawler he was sailing on?

    Started by Bettyanne‎, 19-11-2012 5:19 PM
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  10. British & Commonwealth Shipping Company

    My website www.bandcstaffregister.co.uk Has taken over the history of the people and ships that made up the B&C Group. This site was previously the unioncastlestaffregister but that is now solely to do with the history of the Union Line and the Castle Line prior to 1900. All the post 1900...

    Started by Master-Mariner‎, 11-09-2014 9:17 PM
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  11. Merchant records

    Where would I find merchant records from late 18th/early 19th century? According to a newspaper article my 5th great grandfather was a merchant and shipowner residing in Old Broad Street, London. So far I have been unable to find any further evidence of this.

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 01-02-2018 11:37 AM
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  12. Henry Athawes Mariner

    Hi All, Wondered if you would be able to help or point me in the right direction. Henry Athawes born 1720 Boxley, Kent, died 1747 at Sea (I'm guessing!) I have his Will and he says he is a Mariner serving on HMS Dreadnought. Does anyone have any idea where I might find some more...

    Started by lauraathawes‎, 26-11-2017 9:45 PM
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  13. Trinity House Calendars

    Has anyone ordered documents from the Trinity House Calendars from the SOG. I have located an Ancestor who is listed in the Calendars for 1820 in series 1, book 16. As it is £15 I am wondering what information you may get for your money. This particular family are a seagoing lot but I have no...

    Started by MrsPoppy‎, 04-07-2017 10:17 AM
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  14. Put before the mast

    In 1833 a member of a ship's company was "put before the mast" on the vessel's return to port. Am I right in thinking that this was some form of disciplinary hearing or "court"? It is interesting to note that the individual was one of eight members of the crew who were transferred or...

    Started by brentor boy‎, 25-07-2017 7:56 AM
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  15. Death overseas.

    Between 1848 and 1851 HMS Acheron was engaged in surveying the coastal waters of New Zealand. On 3 February 1850 a member of the crew died and was buried in Wellington. Apart from on his tombstone and in the ship's log, where would his death be registered? No trace has been found in either NZ or...

    Started by brentor boy‎, 22-07-2017 10:47 AM
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  16. 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 6:22 PM
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  17. 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 3:48 PM
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  18. 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 9:32 AM
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  19. 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 11:29 AM
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  20. 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 1:39 PM
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