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Search: Posts Made By: Roger Griffiths
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 27th July 2019, 15:14
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Be aware that Crew Agreements at NMM Greenwich do...

Be aware that Crew Agreements at NMM Greenwich do not begin until 1861.
You say he was Crew member of MAYNARDS prior to sailing on GOLCONDA in 1859/60. So it may pay you to look at the 1857 Crew...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 4th July 2019, 16:34
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello Lucy, The big problem you have is the...

Hello Lucy,
The big problem you have is the fact that no central personal records of Merchant seamen were kept between 1857 and 1913.
The only records between these dates are those obtained from...
Forum: Say Hello 30th June 2019, 17:23
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello, The logbooks of HMS MARINER are lodged...

Hello,
The logbooks of HMS MARINER are lodged in the National Archive.
For 1948-54...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 29th June 2019, 10:57
Replies: 16
Views: 5,773
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello, I believe this is your man. ...

Hello,
I believe this is your man.
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C8387433
This would be his "Seamans Pouch"
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14990

To...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 20th June 2019, 11:43
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello again, Her Crew Agreements for 1859...

Hello again,
Her Crew Agreements for 1859 should be here
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4070170
And for 1858
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4069594
...
Forum: Ship Research 18th June 2019, 13:14
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello, I have sent you a Personal Message. ...

Hello, I have sent you a Personal Message.

regards
Roger
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 15th June 2019, 14:53
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Roger Griffiths
dscot002. An oversight from Dave W Crew...

dscot002.
An oversight from Dave W

Crew Agreements for 1859 are not available from MHA Newfoundland. Their Records of Crew Agreements begin in 1863. The 1859 Crew Agreements of GOLCONDA 26266...
Forum: Ship Research 14th June 2019, 17:26
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello, There were two British registered...

Hello,
There were two British registered vessels with the name QUEEN OF THE SEAS around in 1865.
One registered in Liverpool, official number 26385. The other in Hong Kong O/N 41285. There were...
Forum: Ship Research 7th June 2019, 16:40
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello, I don't know if you have this ...

Hello,
I don't know if you have this
https://plimsoll.southampton.gov.uk/SOTON_Documents/Plimsoll/20110.pdf
The number 110347 is the ships official number...
Forum: Say Hello 7th June 2019, 16:18
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello and Welcome, The book (Cochranes...

Hello and Welcome,
The book (Cochranes Shipbuilders Vol 2 1915-1939) by Gilbert Mayes and Michael Thompson. ISBN 978-1-902953-65-6 Published by Bernard McCall, www.coastalshipping.co.uk Email...
Forum: Ship Research 1st June 2019, 15:51
Replies: 12
Views: 2,959
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello, I don't know if you have this...

Hello,
I don't know if you have this information.
The Deaths at Sea Register, available from the pay to view site Find My Past, will only record basic details of your fathers demise. Such as...
Forum: Say Hello 28th May 2019, 09:40
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello, MV CHESHIRE official number 149625. ...

Hello,
MV CHESHIRE official number 149625.
Australian newspapers say she arrived in Freemantle 09/12/1950. You may wish to research further using this resource.
...
Forum: Ship Research 16th April 2019, 13:59
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello again, Some more on your grandad. You...

Hello again,
Some more on your grandad. You will note that his surname was spelt as LawrAnce. but I have no doubt it is him. Thanks to Hugh Maclean for his help.
Some of these documents can be...
Forum: Ship Research 14th April 2019, 14:00
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello, GOLDEN BEAM, Official Number 123596,...

Hello,
GOLDEN BEAM, Official Number 123596, was registered in Hull, H167,
She was built by Cochrane, Selby in 1906 as LADYSMITH, 254 GRT. Registered in Grimsby GY183. Transfered to Hull in 1929...
Forum: Say Hello 6th April 2019, 14:46
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello BillH, Another senior moment! I just...

Hello BillH,
Another senior moment! I just copied and pasted the number and it seems the "Clip" database edited it.
If it was the correct vessel , that would make it nearly 150 years old!

Cheers...
Forum: Say Hello 6th April 2019, 12:30
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hi, Could you tell us the tonnage and approx...

Hi,
Could you tell us the tonnage and approx date of build, of the boat you are consdering buying.

The official number you quote belonged to an 18 ton Ketch built in 1876. She was deleted from...
Forum: Ship Research 24th March 2019, 21:58
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello, Wideawake Airfield is a RAF base on...

Hello,
Wideawake Airfield is a RAF base on Ascension Island. As far as I am aware There was never a RN establishment on Ascension.
Even if there was, Is it of any relevence to a search for a man...
Forum: Ship Research 24th March 2019, 17:14
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello, As far as I am aware, no Royal Navy...

Hello,
As far as I am aware, no Royal Navy ship bore the name HMS WIDEAWAKE.
There were however several Merchant ships of that era which had the name WIDEAWAKE or similar....
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 22nd March 2019, 15:41
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Ron, Recording Births at sea was not made...

Ron,
Recording Births at sea was not made compulsory until the introduction of the Merchant Shipping Act of 1854.

Do you know the name and port of registry of the vessel involved?

A long shot...
Forum: Ship Research 19th March 2019, 01:38
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello Frank, This information is in the public...

Hello Frank,
This information is in the public domain.

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C8152558

This would be his Seamans "Pouch"
Records relating to individual seamen...
Forum: Ship Research 18th March 2019, 16:37
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello Frank, This document available from TNA...

Hello Frank,
This document available from TNA Kew, will tell you details of her ownership from 1936 until she was deleted from the British register in 1989.
...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 18th March 2019, 12:01
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello, Unless there was a doctor onboard to...

Hello,
Unless there was a doctor onboard to certify the death all you are likly to get back is a short version Death Certificate saying he was "Lost at Sea," no details of the reason for his demise....
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 11th March 2019, 17:36
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello and welcome, Central personal records of...

Hello and welcome,
Central personal records of merchant seamen for the period 1914-1918 have by and large been destroyed.
So the way forward is to backtrack his ships via Crew Agreements.
The one...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 27th February 2019, 12:30
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello, The 1884 logbooks and crew agreements...

Hello,

The 1884 logbooks and crew agreements of STOKESLEY, official number 87246, seem to have been lost or destroyed. These documents may have given an account of the incident your Gt Gt...
Forum: Say Hello 26th February 2019, 16:07
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello and welcome. Take a look here. ...

Hello and welcome.
Take a look here.
https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship2384.html

To confirm or otherwise, you need the last crew agreement of GLENLEA
official number 161557. This...
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