Registry of Shipping and Seamen: War of 1939-1945; Merchant Seamen's Service on Royal Navy Ships

Reference:
BT 390
Title:

Registry of Shipping and Seamen: War of 1939-1945; Merchant Seamen's Service on Royal Navy Ships

Description:

This series contains records of Merchant Seamen's Service on Royal Navy Ships.

The T124X records detail the sea service of merchant seamen who served on Royal Navy ships (or Royal Navy auxiliary vessels).

The T124T records detail the sea service of merchant seamen who served on tugs.

Information is contained in pouches and includes personal details such as name, age, rank, rating/grade and qualifications, together with details of the vessels on which the individual served.

Date:
1939-1946
Arrangement:

The pouches are presented in alphabetical order by the seaman's last name.

Related Material:
Seamen's Records ('Pouches') are in: BT 372
Crew Agreements and Log books are in: BT 381
Fifth Register of Seaman's Service is in: BT 382
Special Operations Records, Merchant Seamen in: BT 391
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   T124X and T124T pouches
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Creator:
Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, 1872-1992
Physical description:
236 bundle(s)
Access conditions:
Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:
in 2003 Registry of Shipping and Seamen
Custodial history:
These records have only been held at the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen.
Accumulation Dates:
1939-1946
Selection and destruction information:
These records have been selected on the basis that they reflect the economic, social and demographic condition of the UK, as documented by the state's dealings with individuals, communities and organisations outside of its own formal boundaries (2.2.2.1 of PRO's acquisition policy).
Accruals:
No further accruals expected.
Administrative / biographical background:

The information contained in these records has been compiled at the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen. Much of the detail would have come from the Royal Navy.

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