Catalogue description Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Rolls of Honour, Wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945

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Details of BT 339
Reference: BT 339
Title: Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Rolls of Honour, Wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945
Description:

Volumes which lists the dead, and missing presumed dead, from the ranks of the merchant marine fleets during the wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945.

Date: 1866-1970
Arrangement:

Each volume presents surnames of the deceased in alphabetical order. Pieces 5 and 6 concern the War of 1914-1918.

Related material:

See also the Merchant Seamen prisoner of war records in BT 373

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

General Register and Record Office of Seamen, 1835-1872

Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, 1872-1992

Physical description: 8 volume(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

Registry of Shipping and Seamen , in 2000

Accumulation dates: 1866-1970
Selection and destruction information: All existing rolls of honour have been preserved.
Accruals: No future accruals expected
Administrative / biographical background:

The Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen was created in 1872 and became the Registry of Shipping and Seamen in 1992. Details of sub-departmental administration concerning these records have not survived.

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