Catalogue description Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Register of Seamen, Central Index, Alphabetical Series (CR 1)
|Title:||Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Register of Seamen, Central Index, Alphabetical Series (CR 1)|
This series contains a microfiche copy of the CR 1 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:
On reverse of the card will be found the seaman's signature and the date of issue.
CR cards formed part of the Central Index Register and were completed for all merchant seaman when applying for a discharge 'A' certificate or a replacement certificate.
There is a small supplementary series of cards, also alphabetically organised covering surnames beginning with the letters BLA to PR.
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See also BT 348
Cards dating from 1913 to 1921 were destroyed in 1969 for unknown reasons.
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Former reference in its original department:||CR 1|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
|Physical description:||3179 microform|
|Access conditions:||Available in digital format only|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
From 1998 Registry of Shipping and Seamen
|Custodial history:||The original cards were held by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamenup to 1992 and the Registry of Shipping and Seamen from 1992.|
|Selection and destruction information:||Since the series was accessioned it has become apparent that some of the cards were missed during the original filming process.|
|Accruals:||No future accruals are expected|
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