Catalogue description Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Agreements and Crew Lists, Series III

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Reference: BT 100
Title: Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Agreements and Crew Lists, Series III

This series comprises agreements and crew lists (with log books where they survive), for certain celebrated ships, kept by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen. Contains some records accessioned into this series in error and otherwise in BT 381.

With the exception of the Caronia (1948-1964), records for the period 1939-1950 have been temporarily retained by the Registry of Shipping and Seamen. For each of these ships most of the surviving documents have been preserved in this series. Where there are gaps please consult our research guide on 'Merchant Navy ships’ records: crew lists, musters and log books' for advice.

Note: Researchers of celebrated ships should preferably search online, using the ship's official number and constraining the search to department BT
Date: 1835-1999
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

General Register and Record Office of Seamen, 1835-1872

Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, 1872-1992

Physical description: 1584 boxes and volumes
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1971 Department of Trade and Industry

Selection and destruction information: Documents relating to merchant ships identified from time to time as 'celebrated' by the Registry.
Accruals: Series is accruing
Unpublished finding aids:

It is recommended that readers check BT 99 for agreements and crew lists of certain celebrated ships.

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