Dive into maritime collections
There’s an abundance of maritime records within the archives to complement digitised collectionss on findmypast. co.uk and ancestry.co.uk. TNA holds Seamen’s Pouches covering the Second World War period, plus apprenticeship records, witness reportst filedfild byb shipwreckhik survivors,i and a sample of crew lists. The National Maritime Museum’s Caird Library and Archive also retains crew lists, certificates of master-mariners, shipping company records and one of the largest collections of ship plans in the world ( rmg.co.uk/discover/researchers).