18th February 2010, 10:52
Would anyone no how to access or request info on access to the records for the training ship Arethusa. This is the old Arethusa from 1900's and I have a ancestor who served on the ship as a boy sailor before joining the RN in 1915.
18th February 2010, 11:20
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, David.
I'm sure someone aboard will know where to look.
Find your way around and get to know the crew.
Have a good voyage.
18th February 2010, 11:39
David, a warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community and let's hope someone can assist you with news; do enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings. Bon Voyage
18th February 2010, 22:06
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer
19th February 2010, 12:55
Greetings Dave and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.
19th February 2010, 13:54
We are perhaps speaking of the fourth HMS Arethusa, launched at Pembroke in 1849, a 50 gun fourth rate. She was in the Crimean war in 1854 and took part in the bombardment of Odessa and Sebastopol. In 1873 she was lent to serve as a training ship for the Shaftesbury Homes. For sixty years she lay at Greenhite, until she was sold for breaking up in 1933.
19th February 2010, 14:01
Dave welcome and hope you soon get the information you seek
4th February 2011, 23:55
Hello David. Sorry I can't help with the information you required but if you're looking for pictures of the ship your ancestor was on, then I have quite a few on my web site. www.garyvaughanpostcards.co.uk just enter the full site via Guest Book and all the pages show. You'll find Arethusa under Training Ships.