Catalogue description Registry of Shipping and Seamen: War of 1939-1945; Index to Logbooks and Crew Agreements

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Reference: BT 385
Title: Registry of Shipping and Seamen: War of 1939-1945; Index to Logbooks and Crew Agreements
Description:

The cards record all logbooks and crew agreements received at the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen for the period 1939 to 1950.

Date: 1939-1950
Arrangement:

The cards have been ordered alphabetically by ship's name. This reflects their arrangement when at the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen.

Related material:

These cards are an index to the Logbooks and Crew Agreements held in:

For a sample of agreements and crew lists see: BT 99

BT 380

BT 381

Separated material:

The index cards prior to 1939 and after 1950 have been transferred to the National Maritime Museum, London, SE10 9NF

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Originals held at:

Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen

Former reference in its original department: Fifth Classified List: F49; F50; F51; F52; F53; F54; F55; F55A
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, 1872-1992

Physical description: card(s)
Dimensions: 30cm by 23 cm
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:

Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen

Custodial history: Transferred from the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen in 2001-2 having been temporarily retained for operational purposes.
Accumulation dates: File series ran from 1939 to 1946
Selection and destruction information: The series has been preserved in its entirety. These records provide an index to WWII Logbooks and Crew Agreements which have been selected for permanent preservation at PRO on the grounds that they demonstrate the economic, social and demographic condition of the UK (2.2.2.1)

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