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Old 11th September 2019, 09:14
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MV Stentor Butcher John Hickey

I am the daughter of John Hickey from Liverpool who was sunk (but survived) on the MV Stentor in 1942 and just researching as much info as possible on his time at sea. He was just 20 when MV Stentor was sunk by U-boat 509. As you can see from his log book he continued to be a Merchant seaman for a few more years. He died in 2013. I am not sure if anyone would have any further information, but would love to hear anything.
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Old 11th September 2019, 10:14
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Hello and welcome,
I presume this has been uploaded by your family:

He has a seaman's pouch at the National Archives in Kew held in piece: BT 372/353/27 - https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/C8186498
His medal file is also there: BT 395/1/43333 - https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/D4340161
the pouch can be hit or miss as regards content but usually there are one or more id photos.
He will also have a CRS 10 - service record - at Kew but this will be more or less what you have on his discharge book.
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Old 11th September 2019, 10:25
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This seems to be your fathers Seamans Pouch.
Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Central Register of Seamen: Seamen's Records ('Pouches')

Records relating to individual seamen filed together in a pouch. These documents may include application forms (most with a photograph of the seaman), certificates, identity cards, cessation documents and notifications of death.

The contents of any particular pouch, however, may cover any period starting after 1913 and ending up to c2002. When seamen were discharged some or all of their documents (including the index cards) were placed in the pouches and these include discharges of seamen who were originally registered in the Central Index Register of 1913 to 1941.
You should be able to obtain a copy by clicking on the link "Request a Copy"

He should also have a Form CRS 10 which will give the names of the ships he sailed on. This would be the "office copy" his Discharge Book and I would not bother to obtain it. If you do wish to obtain it. Just make another post.

I have a 3 page copy of the Survivors Report for STENTOR. If you would like a copy just send you email address via a personal message. Too large a file to attach. You can also obtain from TNA Kew.
Piece ADM199/2142, pages 355 to 357.


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