S.S. Arawa

normalynne
12th October 2017, 16:30
Hello,

I am doing research on my family with a view to writing a book and wondered if anyone knows how I could find a listing of crew members on the S S Arawa in about 1901 to 1910? I think my grandfather was a cabin boy. I think he was also with the Merchant Navy at some point. Any ideas would be welcome.

Thanks.
Norma-Lynne

wightspirit
12th October 2017, 16:47
The ship's Official number was 89953. For the years 1901/2/3/6/9 and 10, the crew agreements are here:
https://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/searchcombinedcrews.php

For 1905 there should be a crew agreement held at the National Maritime Museum.
For 1907 the crew agreement is held at the UK National Archives. They also hold extracted logs for the years 1908 to 1910 inclusive. Try here to search: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/advanced-search?

Dave W

billyboy
13th October 2017, 23:12
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Ken Glasdir
28th October 2017, 16:49
The best place to look for crew lists etc is the Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland. They have a massive archive and will communicate search results by e mail. very reasonable too.

normalynne
29th October 2017, 06:49
The best place to look for crew lists etc is the Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland. They have a massive archive and will communicate search results by e mail. very reasonable too.

Thank you for your reply. I actually found out that my grandmother had in fact travelled back from Australia on this ship in 1955. The reason I was looking is because I have a silver plated spoon from the Arawa and didn't know why. It turns out my grandfather was working on the SS English Traveller.