Milverton, full rigged ship.

Glynne Jones
29th October 2008, 17:45
Thank you for the warm welcome.
My father Watkin Evan Jones, from Lampeter, Wales served as an apprentice aboard the Milverton from 1912 to 1915, travelling to Australia and many other destinations, rounding Cape Horn or Cape Stiff as he called it. I know most of the history of the ship. Any more information anyone may have would be most welcome, such as where do I look for the ships log book, and if anyone is interested I will collect what I have and pass it on
Glynne Jones
Cellan
Wales G.B.

bert thompson
29th October 2008, 17:56
Cellan a warm welcome to this great site
Best wishes
Bert.

gdynia
29th October 2008, 17:56
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

K urgess
29th October 2008, 17:58
Welcome aboard, Glynne.
There are plenty of crew members who can point you in the right direction for your research.
Find your way around the ship and enjoy the voyage.

billyboy
30th October 2008, 01:00
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

melliget
30th October 2008, 14:35
Glynne.

Seeing the Australia connection, I searched the National Archives (http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx). Only one crew list for MILVERTON, I'm afraid - and it's 1916, outside of your father's service.

You will find a number of photos of the vessel via Picture Australia (http://www.pictureaustralia.org).

regards,
Martin

melliget
30th October 2008, 15:15
Glynne.

From the Miramar index (http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz), the ship's official number was 93673.

The National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/search.asp) (UK) have the ship's logs for 1912, 1914 and 1915 (I couldn't find 1913):

Piece BT 165/543 (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATID=2351513&CATLN=6&Highlight=%2CSHIPS&accessmethod=0)
Ships' Nos. 93436 - 95480
1912

Piece BT 165/637 (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATID=2351607&CATLN=6&Highlight=%2CSHIPS&accessmethod=0)
Ships Nos. 93472 - 93785
1914

Piece BT 165/1011 (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATID=2351981&CATLN=6&Highlight=%2CSHIPS&accessmethod=0)
Ships Nos. 93424 - 93790
1915

Good luck.

Martin

R58484956
30th October 2008, 16:19
Greetings Glynne and welcome to SN. bon voyage.