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Re: Master Mariner

Posted: 21 Jun 2004 1:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Sep 2005 2:04PM GMT

6. (Naut.) The commander of a merchant vessel; -- usually called captain.
Also, a commissioned officer in the navy ranking next above ensign and below lieutenant; formerly, an officer on a man-of-war who had immediate charge, under the commander, of sailing the vessel.

Master Mariner ______________________________________________________________________
The filmed volumes of Lloyds Captains' Registers found in large archives ...


Before 1845 Masters and other Officers were not separately registered. Use
the Indexes and Registers of Seamen and Seamen's Tickets.

1845 -1854 Masters and Mates of all craft; Alphabetical Register of
Masters, BT115

1845 - 1850 Men passing voluntary examinations for Masters; Certificates of
Competency & Service, Miscellaneous; BT143

1845 - 1921 Series of six RGSS registers, comprising several volumes.
(BT122-128) Each register differs in the masters whose details are included,
depending on the category of certificate and the period covered. Indexed
from 1845-1894; Index to Registers of Certificates of Competency and
Service, Masters and Mates, Home & Foreign Trade; BT127

1880 - 1921 Fishing Officers - two registers each in several volumes
(BT129-130) indexed 1880-1917; BT138

1910 - 1930 Index To Certificates of Competency, Masters, Mates, Engineers
and Fishing Officers, Home and Foreign Trade; BT352

1913 - 1935 Registers of Examinations for Certificates of Masters, Mates and
Engineers, Returns of Passings and Failures; BT318

1917 - 1968 Registers of Masters and Mates Certificates, Passings and
Renewal; BT317

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The career pattern was to go to sea age 14 as an apprentice
ie after confirmation.

Hugh W

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