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Search: Posts Made By: wightspirit
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 14th June 2019, 13:44
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By wightspirit
Start your search here:...

Start your search here: http://www.crewlist.org.uk/data/vesselsalpha?shipsearch=golconda&SearchType=Exact&submit=search

Once you've identified the right ship, search this site under the ship's...
Forum: Ship Research 6th June 2019, 12:02
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By wightspirit
I think this may be the Algama, 774 tons, ON...

I think this may be the Algama, 774 tons, ON 117741, built 1904 by Fullerton, Paisley, as Lycidas. Brief history: Name changed 1912 to Clydebank, 1913 to Algama, 1915 to Eastford, 1915 to Algama....
Forum: Say Hello 6th May 2019, 11:11
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By wightspirit
If he was the sole survivor, he would have been...

If he was the sole survivor, he would have been interviewed by the Admiralty and reports prepared from what he said. These are very well represented in the National Archives, where you'll find the...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd May 2019, 14:06
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By wightspirit
To obtain the most detailed information on the...

To obtain the most detailed information on the voyages of the Dalcross, the best bet is to consult Lloyd's List newspaper. I'm not sure but I think these can be consulted on microfiche or microfilm...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd May 2019, 10:52
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By wightspirit
Archive records for Napier's are held here: ...

Archive records for Napier's are held here:

Glasgow Museum of Transport. They seem to hold the majority of information. In enquiring with them, it might help you to quote Stanley's yard number -...
Forum: Say Hello 28th March 2019, 12:52
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By wightspirit
Hi Valerie Assuming your ancestor was David...

Hi Valerie
Assuming your ancestor was David Bassett, born Llanelly around 1809, you might want to check the Ancestry website (ancestry.co.uk) and search under 'UK and Ireland, Masters and Mates...
Forum: Say Hello 24th March 2019, 11:30
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By wightspirit
Is this him?:...

Is this him?: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16596840.

Looks like it is - you'll be able to order a copy from the UK National Archives.

Dave W
Forum: Ship Research 18th March 2019, 15:18
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By wightspirit
Built Cowes, Isle of Wight, in 1936, and...

Built Cowes, Isle of Wight, in 1936, and registered Rochester same year. Steel motor vessel, 60' 3" in length, 15' 4" beam, depth of holds 6' 3". Gross tonnage 47 tons. Engine horse power 260 BHP....
Forum: Ship Research 8th January 2019, 14:36
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By wightspirit
The information is still available though not...

The information is still available though not quite as user friendly as before. Go here: https://southampton.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/LOCAL/BSEARCH?HOMEPRMS=GENPARAMS and enter the...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd December 2018, 16:10
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By wightspirit
Try these for a start:...

Try these for a start: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D4335533 and http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9717646

Dave W
Forum: Say Hello 19th December 2018, 15:26
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By wightspirit
Bob Search here:...

Bob

Search here: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/advanced-search Use 'ADM' for the reference. You'll find quite a lot, but none is downloadable. It means a personal visit or pay for a...
Forum: Ship Research 18th December 2018, 10:19
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By wightspirit
The documents you have found are unlikely to be...

The documents you have found are unlikely to be copies of what might be contained in UK archives. Certainly the Admiralty was keen to obtain as much information and intelligence about U-boat...
Forum: Ship Research 17th December 2018, 12:12
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By wightspirit
You'll probably find the answer in the UK...

You'll probably find the answer in the UK National Archives, here: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ The references most likely to hold the information are ADM137/1311 and/or ADM137/1394,...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 27th November 2018, 10:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By wightspirit
You're in luck, assuming I have the right man,...

You're in luck, assuming I have the right man, born 9 November 1886. On the genealogy website Ancestry, he has about 25 documents listed, showing he qualified for 2nd Mate in 1908, 1st Mate in 1910...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 23rd November 2018, 10:24
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By wightspirit
The crew agreement for British Courage for 1943,...

The crew agreement for British Courage for 1943, Official Number 160390, is held in the UK National Archives here: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C11053863
As for Lorraine -...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 15th November 2018, 10:28
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By wightspirit
Is this the right man? :-...

Is this the right man? :- http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9492403

Dave W
Forum: Ship Research 26th October 2018, 17:11
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By wightspirit
Forget to mention earlier - he'll have what's...

Forget to mention earlier - he'll have what's known as a Seaman's Pouch at the National Archives, which should contain quite a lot of information on the ships he served on. Search here:...
Forum: Ship Research 26th October 2018, 12:48
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By wightspirit
The reference BT381/2731 is not downloadable from...

The reference BT381/2731 is not downloadable from the National Archives. You'll have to visit in person or have someone view the document for you. If the log has survived and is in the records, it...
Forum: Ship Research 26th October 2018, 10:51
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By wightspirit
The crew agreement and log for 1944 for the...

The crew agreement and log for 1944 for the Blackwater, Official Number 123129, is held at the National Archives under reference BT381/2731. It may, or may not, include July 1944. There's only one...
Forum: Ship Research 30th September 2018, 14:03
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By wightspirit
Here's a start, though not sure it's what you're...

Here's a start, though not sure it's what you're looking for:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_cr=adm&_dss=range&_ro=any&_q=%22prince+philippe%22 and here:
...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd September 2018, 10:13
Replies: 14
Views: 1,410
Posted By wightspirit
This should get you started:...

This should get you started: http://www.crewlist.org.uk/data/vesselsalpha

If you want crew agreements let us know - they are held in a variety of locations.

Dave W
Forum: Ship Research 19th September 2018, 17:14
Replies: 14
Views: 1,410
Posted By wightspirit
Official numbers were first introduced for...

Official numbers were first introduced for British vessels about 1855.

Dave W
Forum: Ship Research 2nd September 2018, 11:53
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By wightspirit
Yes, probably the ship ON62474. However, don't...

Yes, probably the ship ON62474. However, don't disregard the other ON6485. If you have access to British Newspapers online, you'll find references to the John George (6485). As I haven't figured how...
Forum: Ship Research 1st September 2018, 13:35
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By wightspirit
There are two ships of the same name which fit...

There are two ships of the same name which fit the bill and which were sailing at the same time. One is the vessel ON 62474, shown by Ted above, the other is ON 6485. Brief details for both are...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 15th August 2018, 11:36
Replies: 9
Views: 1,349
Posted By wightspirit
Well, as far as I know Cochrane's (now closed...

Well, as far as I know Cochrane's (now closed down) sent their archives to the National Maritime Museum some years ago. I have obtained some of Cochrane's plans from there. You might want to email...
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