16th October 2005, 01:28
If anyone is looking for copies of logbooks and articles of British ships, I suggest you start with the memorial university library in Newfoundland, you will need the ship's official number and the dates covering the required voyage.
They are most helpful, 52 pages of logbook and articles arrived in the mail about 20 days after my initial enquiry, total cost $52.
16th October 2005, 02:08
What years does this cover as I wanted to check something out for one of my family who was an AB in the 60s for him , he knows what ships he was on.
16th October 2005, 07:53
Have a look at the research guidence notes at the National Archives ( TNA) for the record of seamen on British vessels 1913 -1972 the records are split up some in Canada and some at Kew
http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/rdleaflet.asp?sLeafletURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecatal ogue%2Enationalarchives%2Egov%2Euk%2Fleaflets%2Fri 2197%2Ehtm&lBack=-1&j=1
16th October 2005, 08:06
Ron it looks as if the link in the previous post won't work for some reason ( contact me I will post to your Email address if you require )
Put the ships Official Number or the name of the seaman in the search this will tell you where the records are at Kew ie BT 381/3450 covers vessels 160745; 160746; 160756; 160763 for the years 1945 Jan 01 - 1945 Dec 31, however Kew will not search these pieces but will advise who will and at what cost
16th October 2005, 15:00
The voyage I was researching was in 1973