20th July 2011, 00:48
Hello to all!

Gavin Moore
20th July 2011, 03:27
Hi to everyone.
I am interested particularly in two master mariners. They were father and son and both had the same names - David Nelson Smith. They were from Antrim in Ireland.
Both sailed from Whitehaven at various times. (Some trips on BRocklebank vessels)
DNS elder was a seaman (Apprentice to Master) from about 1840 to 1863. His son's first posting was in about 1879 and he retired in 1917.
I have details of their careers from Lloyd's registers, but am seeking specific details, or additional details of their careers.
Bothe were in wrecks at sea - junior recived a merchant sailor's gallentry medal in WW1.
Senior married but there is no record in England or Ireland. I think it must have been an overseas or on board marriage.

If anyone can help me find details of these two men I would be most grateful. Eg logs reports career moves etc. I can identify some of the ships if required. One was the ill-fatedBowfell.



20th July 2011, 06:33
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20th July 2011, 07:23
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20th July 2011, 08:51
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20th July 2011, 11:06
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20th July 2011, 11:07
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