Category: British Merchant Navy

Categories: United Kingdom | United Kingdom, World War I | United Kingdom, World War II | Merchant Marine

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British Merchant Navy
The Merchant Navy is the maritime register of the United Kingdom, and describes the seagoing commercial interests of UK-registered ships and their crews. Merchant Navy vessels fly the Red Ensign and are regulated by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). King George V bestowed the title of "Merchant Navy" on the British merchant shipping fleets following their service in the First World War; a number of other nations have since adopted the title.

The United Kingdom made extensive use of commercial shipping during both World Wars. Ships and Personnel formed the Merchant Navy. Personnel of the Merchant Navy are remembered at the Tower Hill Memorial which commemorates all men and women of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who died in both World Wars and who have no known grave. It stands on the south side of the garden of Trinity Square, London, close to The Tower of London.

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  • Memorial University of Newfoundland - The Maritime History Archive collects and preserves documents relating to the history of maritime activities in Newfoundland and Labrador and throughout the North Atlantic world. The Maritime History Archive holds approximately 75 percent of the surviving crew lists (also called crew agreements) and official log books of British registered vessels for the periods 1857-1942 (predominantly 1863-1938) and 1951-1976. The crew lists and logbooks for voyages terminating in the years 1857-1942 are indexed and can be searched here. The crew agreements for the years 1951-1976 have not been indexed.

https://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/searchcombinedcrews.php

  • CLIP is a not-for-profit volunteer project, set up to assist research into the records of British merchant seafarers of the late 19th and early 20th century.

http://www.crewlist.org.uk

  • Maritime & Historical Research Service, Shipping Registers & Databases Links.

http://www.maritimearchives.co.uk/ships.html

  • National and Mercantile House Flags and Funnels. 9 Jun 2014. This handbook of maritime flags and national ensigns includes colour drawings of many of the shipping company's house flags and funnels. Very useful for model makers and in ship portrait and photograph identification. Australian National Maritime Museum

https://issuu.com/anmmuseum/docs/flags_national_and_mercantile_for_t/37

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Person Profiles (48)

A

12 Feb 1873 Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - 10 Feb 1943
bef 1867 Deptford, Kent, England, United Kingdom - 1954
- 30 Jul 1966
1835 Hull, Yorkshire, England - 1875

B

1893 Eastney, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom - 1953
1896 Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
03 Feb 1924 Vienna, Austria - abt Jun 1994 photo
17 Oct 1878 Mullaghboy, Islandmagee, Ireland - 23 Dec 1950 photo
01 May 1884 Islandmagee, Ireland - 02 Mar 1941 photo
1901 Hendon, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 17 Jun 1917

C

23 Mar 1918 Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - 21 May 1941 photo
11 Oct 1865 Everton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - 03 Mar 1881
abt 1876 - 16 May 1941 photo
1907 Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 1963

D

1891 Salford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - bef 18 Jan 1949
Jan 1901 Shoreditch, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 11 Apr 1917

F

1890s - 1920s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo

F cont.

19 Feb 1883 Orphir, Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom - 02 Jan 1945
1895 Holybourne, Hampshire, England, United kingdom

G

06 Jul 1840 Bethnal Green, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England - 22 Sep 1911
1846 Fordham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom - 08 Aug 1938

H

09 Jul 1882 Carrickfergus, Antrim, Ireland - 16 Nov 1917
abt 1766 Ayrshire, Scotland
07 Sep 1891 Mevagissey, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom - 22 May 1918 photo

J

1925 - 16 May 1941 photo

K

bef 1845 Saltcoats Ayrshire Scotland - 02 May 1898
16 Jul 1887 Georgetown, British Guiana - 31 Jul 1970 photo

M

abt 1889 Richmond Row, Liverpool, Mersyside, England - abt 06 Jul 1943
31 Dec 1873 Finedon, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
1915 - 23 Oct 1942

P

04 Jul 1897 Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom - 19 Nov 1955
abt 1789 Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy - 1837 photo
1867 Goole, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom - 16 Sep 1915

R

02 Jan 1902 West Ham, Essex, England, United Kingdom - 1974
1923 Wallasey, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom - 25 May 1941 photo
abt 1921 Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - 16 May 1941 photo
09 Jul 1887 West Derby, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - May 1952

S

02 Jul 1902 Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales - May 1984
1837 Bedminster, Somerset, England, United Kingdom - 01 Apr 1884
1899 Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom - 1966
21 Aug 1902 Blyth, Northumberland, England - 22 Jun 1977 photo
04 Oct 1840 South Shields, Durham, England - 1904 photo

T

23 Jul 1861 Shildon, Durham, England - 29 Aug 1928
1881 Lambeth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
1881 Lambeth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom - 1949

V

30 Nov 1918 Neath, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom - 2004 photo
25 Jan 1945 Serere, Soroti, Uganda - 10 Dec 2021 photo

W

10 Nov 1875 County Limerick, Ireland - 17 Jan 1935




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