Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, 1872-1992
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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