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Occupation Interests / Re: Merchant Navy CR1 Card
« on: Thursday 22 October 20 17:00 BST (UK)  »
Thanks again for all your help and time.  I've learnt alot.

Occupation Interests / Re: Merchant Navy CR1 Card
« on: Thursday 22 October 20 12:16 BST (UK)  »
Hi Hugh
Thank you so much for your response and link, very much appreciated.  Where did you obtain his CR2 card from? Any chance you could post the CR2 here or email it to me?
Kind regards

Occupation Interests / Re: Merchant Navy CR1 Card
« on: Wednesday 21 October 20 23:29 BST (UK)  »
Thank you so much for your help.  Yes 1901 census is his father.

Occupation Interests / Merchant Navy CR1 Card
« on: Wednesday 21 October 20 15:55 BST (UK)  »
C.R.1. Card (Merchant Navy) for Thomas Salder Porter birth year 1893 South Shields.

1) Does the N.R.5(1931) means he was not a registered seaman for 5 years prior to that date i.e. 1926?

2) The Dis.A. No 1122705, would that be his discharged no in 1925/6? It is stamped with 27 Feb 1925 or 1926

3) Certificate of Discharge for the following reason: First issued previously working as a boilermaker. So are we saying that prior to 1925/26 he was a boilermaker

1901 Census Seagoing Fireman - error this is his father
1911 Census Heater Ship Yards
1939 Register working in the Shipyards

Could the ship be S.S. Leicester?  hard to read.

The Common Room / SS Sea Rambler 149165
« on: Sunday 18 October 20 14:27 BST (UK)  »
Several of the crew including captain Munday were struck down with a mysterious illness in Aug 1936. The Captain decided to alter his course to Madeira where a number of the crew died, one being John David Porter. At first their thought it was food poison but later that year after blood had been taken from the surviving crew it turned out that it was yellow fever. 

Does anyone know how to find the cemetery in Funchal, Madeira, where John and the others are buried.  I have tried Find A Grave but no luck.

John Porter died 3 September 1936 at Funchal Hospital.

Hi Hugh
Other entries have Date of the Occurrence (DofO) 6 May with Date of Entry (DofE) 8 May, then DofO 7 May with DofE 8 May, last entry DofO 8 May with DofE 8 May saying that he had died.

It does appear that the entries were back dated, so I guess they only appeared because he died and the Master needed to cover him self that every thing had been done correctly. The Master wrote "I was amazed as he had never complained of being really ill and although a medical practitioner was engaged to attend the ship whilst in port the case never appeared to require serious attention." He died on the 8th May but was taken ill on the 4th May.

 Henry Smith died 8 May.  He took ill on the 4 May. Below is example taken from the log book. The 'Date of the Occurrence' have dates from the 4th to the 8th yet all 'Date of Entry' are dated 8 May. Would I be right that the Master backdated the event on when Henry took ill to his death?

Date of the Occurrence entered with hour - 4 May 1907 8am, Place of the occurrence or situation by Latitude and Longitude at sea Nicolaieff. Date of Entry 8 May 1907.

Hi HMac - thanks again for the information. I can see from the vessel's log book it was in the Ukraine Constantinople, Antwerp.

HMac - thank you. I guess it means that its going on foreign travel i.e. many ports?

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