Catalogue description Registry of Shipping and Seamen: War of 1939-1945; Log Books and Crew Agreements of Allied Foreign Ships Requisitioned or Chartered by HMG

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Reference: BT 387
Title: Registry of Shipping and Seamen: War of 1939-1945; Log Books and Crew Agreements of Allied Foreign Ships Requisitioned or Chartered by HMG
Description:

These records provide details of UK Merchant Seamen who served on allied ships during the Second World War.

Date: 1939-1946
Arrangement:

The records are arranged by year.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: F 63
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 68 volume(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

in 2002 Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen

Custodial history: The crew agreements were completed by the Master of the Ship and forwarded to the Registry of Shipping via the Shipping Owners, UK Marine Offices and HM Consuls. Prior to their transfer to PRO the records were held at the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen.
Accumulation dates: 1939-1946
Selection and destruction information: These records were 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 its own formal boundaries (2.2.21 of PRO's acquisition policy).
Accruals: The series will not accrue.
Unpublished finding aids:

To be available in 2002

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