Catalogue description Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Register of Seamen, Special Index, Alphabetical Series (CR 10)

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Reference: BT 350
Title: Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Register of Seamen, Special Index, Alphabetical Series (CR 10)
Description:

This series contains a microfiche copy of the CR 10 Central Index cards to the Register of Seamen which was kept by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen.

Each card typically gives the following information:

  • discharge A number;
  • certificate of company number;
  • name of seaman;
  • year and place of birth;
  • rank or rating;
  • name and official number of ship;
  • date of engagement of service.

This series was a special index created by order of the Defence of the Realm Act 1918. The origins and purpose of this index is unknown.

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Date: 1918-1921
Related material:

See also BT 348

Separated material:

Cards dating from 1913 to 1918 were destroyed in 1969 for unknown reasons.

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

Southampton City Archives

Copies held at:

Microfiche copy available on open access at The National Archives

Former reference in its original department: CR 10
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 1 microform
Physical condition: Card index (microfiche copy of cards)
Restrictions on use: Open.
Access conditions: Available in digital format and microform only
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 1998 Registry of Shipping and Seamen

Custodial history: Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, 1872-1992; Registry of Shipping and Seamen, 1992-
Accruals: No future accruals expected.

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