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Old 14th March 2014, 00:03
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Dischgarge Book Abbreviations.

I have been asked to explain the following entry in a discharge book of the 1948/1951 era. It is in the Port section for both signing on and off, and I have never seen it before. (I go back to 1957.)

D.R.S.T.

It is as though it is an abbreviation for some port (or official) in the UK.

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Old 14th March 2014, 21:34
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Hello David,

I would suggest this is a badly written DK. ST. It's the abbreviated form of Dock St

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Old 14th March 2014, 22:24
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Brilliant - many thanks, that sounds a credible explanation insofar as all efforts to define D.R.S.T. have otherwise proven fruitless to date, and the poor quality writing could be the key - albeit it certainly looks (I checked again) like D.R.S.T. as written.

Question is where was 'Dock Street' - I know there was a Dock Street in Clydebank, leading down into the Rothesay Dock which, as it happens was a regular port-of-call for Robertson's ships. Could be that signings on/off were conducted there and as such this was shown as the Discharge Port?

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Old 14th March 2014, 22:38
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Shipping Federation.Dock Street.London near Algate
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Also had a marine office with examination for Master and mates above. Next door red ensign club back door. Did all three certs there.
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Old 14th March 2014, 23:37
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Discharge Book Abbreviations.

Thanks for your replies; I think Dock Street is probably correct and that had not occurred to me. Senility creeps up rather nastily!
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Many thanks for all your helpful responses to the original query, most grateful to have that mystery cleared up !
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