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merchant seaman in war

by L. Cope Cornford

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Published by Hodder and Stoughton in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations,
  • Merchant marine

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby L. Cope Cornford ; with a foreword by John R. Jellicoe.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD581 C73 1918a, D581 C73
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 304 p.
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23319099M

    Starnes, who's 87, dedicated to Allison his newly self-published book, "Torpedoed for Life: World War II Combat Veterans of the U.S. Merchant Marine." Allison "was the guy who started the cause.   NARA also has operating logbooks for some merchant vessels. Our largest series of these is the Merchant Marine Ship's Logs - , in the Records of the US Maritime Commission (RG , NC-5 Entry , National Archives Identifier ). Merchant Logbooks. During and after World War I the US Shipping Board created and maintained the.

    Merchant Navy Awards This collection details over 9, awards made to those who served in the Merchant Navy from The British Merchant Navy fleet was the largest in the world in and around , men served in it during the war. After the First World War King George V, in recognition of the contribution made to the British war effort by merchant ships, granted the title of ‘Merchant Navy’ to non-military sailors. As the outbreak of World War II edged closer in , the British merchant fleet remained the largest in the world, employing some , men and women.

    Catalogue description Registry of Shipping and Seamen: War of ; Combined Office Merchant Navy Operations, Seamen's Pouches The seaman retains this number throughout his or her service even when the discharge 'A' book is lost or destroyed. In common parlance the book is referred to as the discharge book or papers. A merchant mariner worked aboard commercial or merchant vessels. You may want to search merchant shipping records if you find one of the following terms in records about your ancestor: captain, mariner, seaman, mate, boatswain (bosun), or super cargo. The Board of Trade (BT), Registrar of Shipping and Seamen (RGSS) and the Register Office of.


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Cope (Leslie Cope), Publication date Topics World War, -- Naval operations, Merchant marine -- Great Britain Publisher London, New York, Hodder and Stoughton Collection cdl; americana Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor University of California LibrariesPages: Book digitized by Google from the library of University of California and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.

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