Research guides: The Merchant Navy: Sources for ship histories

Discussion in 'Handy Web Sites' started by Mutters, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Mutters

    Mutters I am not bossy, I just have better ideas.

    Offline
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    753
    Location:
    Sunny Algarve
    The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
    www.
    rmg.co.uk/researchers/library/research-guides/the-merchant-navy/research-guide-c5-the-merchant-navy-sources-for-ship-histories
     
    GrannyBarb likes this.
  2. Half Hour

    Half Hour Well-Known Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    1,152
    Likes Received:
    7,951
    Location:
    Owen Sound, Ontario
    Thanks, Mutters...
    I found this tidbit in there.. "The registers of seamen’s service for 1835–1857 and 1918–1941 are in the process of digitization and will become available soon online. " Need that 1835-1857 one!

    I wonder if they mean on their site or elsewhere? I hope it will lead me to my Amos Hutchinson...:)
     
  3. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    676
    Location:
    Kent, UK
    Surely.this is what's available now on FMP?
     
  4. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

    Offline
    Messages:
    3,459
    Likes Received:
    5,786
    Location:
    London, England
    Hi Peter

    I think what FMP have is crewlsts, which is by ship, but searchable for crew. This sounds like something slightly different ... but i could be wrong
     
  5. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    676
    Location:
    Kent, UK
    I'm still writing from my bed of pain so haven't got everything to hand. It looked likely from the TNA guides but I'm no expert on the subject.
     
  6. Huncamunca

    Huncamunca The Knowledgeable One

    Offline
    Messages:
    2,263
    Likes Received:
    4,770
    Location:
    Oxfordshire, UK
    FMP do have crew lists ('Crew lists 1861-1913') but they also have a collection called 'Merchant Navy Seamen 1835-1941' which includes the following:
    • Register of Masters and Seamen 1835-1857 (from TNA BT 112-116 and BT 120 (index BT 119))
    • Register of Seamen (Indexes) 1918-1941 (from BT 348, 349 and 350)
    More info here:

    http://www.
    findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/overseas-military/merchant-seamen
     
    Mutters likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice