Registry of Shipping and Seamen: War of 1939-1945; Coast Trade Official Log Books and Crew Agreements .

Reference:
BT 381
Title:
Registry of Shipping and Seamen: War of 1939-1945; Coast Trade Official Log Books and Crew Agreements .
Description:

This series contains the log books and crew lists of ships employed upon the coasts of the United Kingdom and the Irish Free State during World War II

Date:
1939-1946
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Creator:
Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, 1872-1992
Physical description:
4089 file(s)
Access conditions:
Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:
2001 to 2004 Registry of Shipping and Seamen
Selection and destruction information:
These records were selected under Acquisition Policy criterion 22.2.1: The economic, social and demographic condition of the UK. Merchant seamen were a reserved occupation during the Second World War and their service on merchant ships was equivalent to service in the armed forces. In the immediate post-war period, their contribution was essential to the recovery of the UK.
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