Mar 29, 2012

Merchant Navy seaman 1835-1941

Search more than 1.3 million Merchant Navy Seaman records, now available on FindmyPast.  The records comprise of two main sections.

Merchant Navy Seaman 1835-1857: records of individual seamen that the central government created to monitor a potential reserve of sailors for the Royal Navy.

Merchant Navy Seaman 1918-1941: records of index cards that the registrar General of Shipping and Seaman used between the two world wars to produce a centralised index to merchant seamen on British merchant navy vessels.

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