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Where do I search for merchant shipping records from England 1910-1925?

Question by Gwilliam

Looking for Alfred Pimm's arrival in NZ. It is thought he was in the British Merchant Navy.

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on 2016-01-21 21:49:08

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by janilye on 2016-01-21 23:46:46

Is this the Alfred Pimm who died at Lyall Bay, 15 November 1912, age about 30

by Gwilliam on 2016-01-23 16:05:16

No, our Alfred died in Balclutha, at 71 years. He lived at Milton at the time, but thanks for the reply.

by dogdocla on 2016-01-27 15:18:08

There are muster lists for merchant marine vessels available on microfilm through the LDS, but the lists are grouped by port and year. Do you what county in England? What possible port(s)?

by dogdocla on 2016-01-27 15:19:27

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/55017

by dogdocla on 2016-01-27 15:20:44

That is for all English ports from 1747-1856, the series where I found my ancestor.

by Hermione on 2016-01-27 18:53:47

The National Archives, Kew (TNA) (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) has various guides and one is for Merchant Seamen after 1917. Southampton Archive Service also has information. Apparently the records for 1913-1918 have not survived. Before 1913 you would need to know the name of his ship.

by janilye on 2016-01-27 19:31:49
by BryanStrong on 2016-01-27 19:54:16

One of the difficulties you will need to know about is that the NZ authorities tolerated seamen who jumped ship. The country was interested in new people and provided the man stayed out of trouble he would be able to live in NZ legally for as long as he wanted.

by Gwilliam on 2016-01-29 00:55:14

Thank you to everyone for your help. janilye, i do believe this is my Alfred! I will go to the English records as suggested above and see if I can verify this. Again thanks.

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