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Search: Posts Made By: wightspirit
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 22nd January 2020, 15:34
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By wightspirit
If you haven't tried this site, there are a...

If you haven't tried this site, there are a couple of pages on the Hetton: http://www.convoyweb.org.uk/hague/index.html

Dave W
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 11th January 2020, 14:12
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By wightspirit
He's very likely to be one or more of these:...

He's very likely to be one or more of these: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_aq=murdo%20maciver&_ep=1900&_cr=bt&_dss=range&_sd=1914&_ed=1945&_ro=any&_st=adv
In addition, there...
Forum: Ship Research 27th December 2019, 10:57
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By wightspirit
No photos but take your pick anyway:...

No photos but take your pick anyway: http://www.tyneandweararchives.org.uk/DServe2/dserve.exe

Dave W
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 15th December 2019, 12:47
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By wightspirit
It's probably the Hindostan... Dave W

It's probably the Hindostan...

Dave W
Forum: Ship Research 13th December 2019, 17:51
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By wightspirit
Sounds like it is the Hindostan... Dave W

Sounds like it is the Hindostan...

Dave W
Forum: Ship Research 4th November 2019, 23:56
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By wightspirit
Lots of info here:...

Lots of info here: http://www.convoyweb.org.uk/hague/index.html
He may be one of these:...
Forum: Ship Research 6th October 2019, 10:56
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By wightspirit
You will find quite a lot of detail on her...

You will find quite a lot of detail on her voyages if you go to your local reference library. Providing they are subscribers, search British newspapers online, specifically Lloyd's List, and you'll...
Forum: Histories 6th September 2019, 18:47
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By wightspirit
You could start with William Dolben's service...

You could start with William Dolben's service record, available from the National Archives. Go here, enter his name and the reference ADM, and you'll find it: ...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 2nd September 2019, 10:25
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By wightspirit
Start your search here: ...

Start your search here: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/advanced-search

Use the reference BT and you'll find references to each of your ships. None of it is downloadable but can be...
Forum: Ship Research 29th August 2019, 17:26
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By wightspirit
According to the 1899 edition of Lloyd's Register...

According to the 1899 edition of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, she was 546 tons gross, 462 tons under deck. I don't know what 650M refers to - possibly 650 tons maximum capacity.

Dave W
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 14th June 2019, 14:44
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
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, 13:02
Replies: 3
Views: 410
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, 12:11
Replies: 4
Views: 598
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, 15:06
Replies: 1
Views: 287
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, 11:52
Replies: 1
Views: 454
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, 13:52
Replies: 3
Views: 514
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, 12:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
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, 16:18
Replies: 9
Views: 682
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, 15:36
Replies: 3
Views: 524
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, 17:10
Replies: 3
Views: 922
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, 16:26
Replies: 3
Views: 659
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, 11:19
Replies: 4
Views: 613
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, 13:12
Replies: 4
Views: 613
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, 11:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
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, 11:24
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
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 -...
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