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1904 "Continuous Certificate of Discharge" -- info please!

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Re: 1904 "Continuous Certificate of Discharge" -- info please!

Posted: 27 May 2013 8:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 May 2013 8:47AM GMT
Hi Meredith,

I looked up the ships at "UK Records: Crew lists at Record Offices" ( and here are the search results:

Crew Lists in British Institutions:
SS Glenfruin 119134: None
SS Verbena 102726: None
SS Corby 115220: 1914-1924 only

Maritime History Archive:
SS Glenfruin 119134: None
SS Verbena 102726: None
SS Corby 115220: 1908-1913 only

Misc, gathered around the web:

This is a book from 1906 that discusses shipping from Cardiff:

This is a book from 1904 that discusses general exports from Rio:

Calcutta's main exports were minerals (iron ore and coal) - they were the world's top supplier - as well as TONS of tea and coffee.

Sadly, the SS Glenfruin, carrying iron ore, was sunk by a German U-Boat on 29 Jan 1918 off the coast of Ireland, and the crew of 32 had no survivors. The link will take you to a site with details and a wreck map:

I did find various mentions in online newspapers, but they were mostly Speaking Reports: When a ship makes contact with another ship and reports its location, it was reported to the shipping office and occasionally printed in the local papers (i.e., "Br str [British Steamer] Glenfruin at [longitude, latitude]. Reported strong wind from the NE may delay arrival.") but I couldn't find any mentions from 1904-1905.

I stumbled across this article, called "An Ocean Liner's Crew - Working on a Steamship in 1906" that you may enjoy:

I'm sure you've already checked the crew lists available on Ancestry and have seen the available records on Karl Emil Hjelte - I did see one of them.

I hope that SOME of this is new information! Let me know if I can provide any further assistance - good luck!

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