The National Archives UK – Discovery – Online collections – Merchant Navy

Discovery holds 32+ million descriptions of records held by The National Archives and 2,500+ archives across the country. Over 9 million records are available for download from this site. Use Discovery to search. Enter a surname in the search box and tick Available to download from the National Archives. You can refine your search results by Date, Subject or Collection. Digitised copies of the original records can be downloaded for £1.10 each or accessed on the commercial site findmy past where indicated*. Records available include:
• Merchant seamen registers 1835-1857 (images available at findmypast)
• Merchant seamen registers 1918-1941 (images available at findmypast)
• Merchant seamen’s campaign medal records 1914-1918
• Merchant seamen’s campaign medal records 1939-1945
• Merchant shipping movement cards 1939-1945
TIP: Findmypast is available for free, onsite, at some state, public and family history libraries. Check what might be available onsite at a library near you.
TIP: The state libraries of Victoria and Western Australia eResources offers free access to the Discovery service digitised documents.

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