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

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

Posted: 25 May 2013 7:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 May 2013 7:36AM GMT
Here's the definition from a UK site:

"This document contains personal information and a record of each voyage undertaken. The certificate acted as both a passport and a reference. The captain of a ship would record the name of the ship, the dates of the voyage and the ability and conduct of the seaman on that voyage." (From Memorynet: http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/memorynet/)

Below is a link to a Google Book called "Sessional Papers, Volume 77" By Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons.

http://goo.gl/CqP7Q (It should take you directly to page 67 of the book.)

This link will take you to the Registry of Shipping and Seamen: http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/mcga07-home/workingatsea/mcga-trai... - at the bottom of the page, under the Historical Information heading, click the link for details of their historical records - it opens as a Word document but explains where certain documents are stored and how to make a request.

My dad was a US Merchant Marine in World War II, so I don't really have any suggestions in your case. I hope the links help! My dad took several trips to South America, and they were usually to pick up crude oil and bring it to a US refinery; however, I've seen a few that also exported "exotic" fruit like bananas. If you have the names of the ships, please post them - sometimes you have better luck searching the ships than searching the crew!

Happy Searching,

Nancy
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