Ships Logs

KeMac
17th January 2013, 19:07
I have asked this question in another thread but I don't think it was the right place. What I wanted to know is what happens to Ships Logs when a ship is scrapped.

Chris Isaac
17th January 2013, 19:31
They are returned to the owners. After that, who knows?

Roger Griffiths
18th January 2013, 00:35
Depends on the timescale.
http://www.rmg.co.uk/researchers/library/research-guides/the-merchant-navy/tracing-people-crewlists-agreements-logs
Are you intrested in a particular vessel or is this a general enquiry?

regards
Roger

John Dryden
18th January 2013, 00:47
That,s about as clear as mud to me Roger but I would say that if they hav,nt been destroyed then log books will still be out there,if not here.

KeMac
18th January 2013, 08:20
Depends on the timescale.
http://www.rmg.co.uk/researchers/library/research-guides/the-merchant-navy/tracing-people-crewlists-agreements-logs
Are you intrested in a particular vessel or is this a general enquiry?

regards
Roger

Thank you Roger. I am interested in the Logbook of the SS ARCHTOR which ran aground on Carphie Rock near Anstruther on 17 December 1900

Regards
Keith

Roger Griffiths
18th January 2013, 11:30
Hello,
It would appear at first sight that the 1900 logbooks of ARCHTOR official number 106402 (ex WHETSTONE) have not survived, her crew agreements have but they are in Newfoundland and it will cost you $40 Canadian to obtain copies.
http://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/viewcombinedcrews.php?Official_No=106402

Her 1901 logbooks may have survived and given the late date of her grounding may be of more use to you.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C2479564

You would have to enquire as to the cost of copying or visit Kew yourself and view for free.

Some other links that may help you.

http://www.crewlist.org.uk/data/viewimages.php?regtype=MNL&year=1910&name=ARCHTOR&page=27&imagesource=CLIP*images

Her registration papers may give some details

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C10188022

The wreck report may give you the answers you seek

http://www.plimsoll.org/resources/SCCLibraries/WreckReports/17924.asp


regards
Roger

KeMac
19th January 2013, 07:35
Roger, that is most helpful. This is all new to me.
Thank you very much
Keith