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Merchant navy or mercantile marine or Royal Navy ?

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Re: Master Mariner

Posted: 15 Jul 2012 3:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
If you are looking at what I think you are, which is a photocopy of the masters register ( I saw the original held at Guildhall library), columns in order are, from the left:
1st small column, usually nothing in it
2nd column Name of captain
then 4 columns all headed 'certificate’, 1st is number, 2nd where received, 3rd year, 4th special qualifications (usually empty)
The next column in this volume has a newspaper-like cutting stuck in with glue, which gives the mariner's full name, his place of birth& a few other details, obviously cut out of some other publication.
The columns beyond this are for each year - so in the example I’m looking at, the first column is for 1869, the next for 1870 & so on. In these columns is given details of the ships & voyages that the captain served on, I believe; and details of any key incident that happened to the mariner - his death for instance.
Copy of teh page I;m referrign to is attached.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Hugh_Watkins 9 May 2004 8:30PM GMT 
Hugh_Watkins 9 May 2004 9:28PM GMT 
Hugh_Watkins 17 May 2004 7:01PM GMT 
Barry Campbell 21 Jun 2004 6:07AM GMT 
Hugh_Watkins 21 Jun 2004 7:14AM GMT 
martin roe 14 Jul 2012 12:25PM GMT 
SKandRC 15 Jul 2012 9:01AM GMT 
martin roe 15 Jul 2012 10:09AM GMT 
martin roe 15 Jul 2012 10:32AM GMT 
SKandRC 15 Jul 2012 2:35PM GMT 
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