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You can search the afore­men­tioned CLIP data­base at Find­my­past’s Mer­chant Navy Crew Lists page ( search.find­my­ search-world- records/eng­land-and-wales- mer­chant- navy­crew- lists-1861-1913). Crew lists from Dorset His­tory Cen­tre and the Liverpool City Record Of­fice are avail­able via Ances­try ( search.ances­­e­gory.aspx? cat=113). Other use­ful sources in­clude Lloyd’s Cap­tains Reg­is­ters ( his­tory.­in­tro.htm) and the Guernsey Crew Lists in­dex ( his­tory.foote-fam­­itime/in­dex.php).

Via the Ir­ish Marines web­site ( irish­mariners. ie), you can search the names of 24,000 Ir­ish sea­men taken from the C10 record cards (for 1918 to 1921) held at Southamp­ton City Records Of­fice, and there’s in­for­ma­tion on 23,500 Welsh Mas­ter Mariners avail­able at welsh­ There are also the Cardiff Mariners ( cardiff­ and Swansea Mariners ( swansea­ web­sites.

Along­side the Hull His­tory Cen­tre web­site men­tioned on page 49, there’s this labour of love: hull­ Pro­duced “in re­mem­brance of and ded­i­cated to all Hull Trawler­men, their fam­i­lies and the ves­sels they sailed in,” it in­cludes sur­name in­dexes to fish­ing fam­i­lies and the afore­men­tioned Lost Trawler­men data­base.

The North East Lin­colnshire Ar­chives ( res­i­dent/li­braries-and-ar­chives/ar­chives-- lo­cal-and-fam­i­lyhis­tory/north- east- lin­colnshire- ar­chives- links) based in Grimsby, holds crew agree­ments for mer­chant and fish­ing boats reg­is­tered in the port from 1864 to 1914.

There are web­sites de­tail­ing in­di­vid­ual fish­ing fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties – such as the Wad­hams Fish­er­men and Dredger­men of the Med­way ( wad­hams­fam­i­ly­his­ Wad­ham­sFish­er­men.htm) – some of which you can track down via the Fish­er­man and Mariners Cindi’s List page at cyn­dis­list. com/oc­cu­pa­tions/ fish­er­men-and- mariners. The old Mariners Mail­ing List web­site ( mariners- UKFish­er­men.html) has some use­ful in­for­ma­tion about im­por­tant col­lec­tions at TNA.

Other web­sites that may be use­ful in­clude Fish­ing Boat Her­itage ( fish­ing­boather­; Mar­itime Her­itage East ( mar­itime­, a pro­ject in­volv­ing more than 30 mu­se­ums and her­itage or­gan­i­sa­tions; the his­tory of the Hast­ings Fish­er­men’s Pro­tec­tion So­ci­ety ( hast­ings­ his­tory.htm); and via Hartle­pool Then and Now ( hh­ you can ex­plore fish­ing gal­leries that show the Fish Quay, lo­cal fish­er­men, ves­sels and more.

Other cen­tres and mu­se­ums in­clude the Na­tional Mar­itime Mu­seum Corn­wall (, the Fish­er­men’s Her­itage Cen­tre in Sher­ing­ham ( sher­ing­ham­so­ci­ fish­er­men­sher­itage- cen­tre), True’s Yard Fish­er­folk Mu­seum ( truesyard., Buckie and District Fish­ing Her­itage Cen­tre ( buck­ and the Scot­tish Mar­itime Mu­seum ( scot­tish­mar­itimemu­

The Ir­ish Mer­chant Sea­man web­site is a search­able in­dex cov­er­ing 1918-1921

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