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« on: Wednesday 21 May 14 21:05 BST (UK) »
My father was in the British Merchant Navy from approx. 1918- 1938. I have his CR1 and CR2. I know from them the ships number , name and the voyage dates. What I would like to do is find the destinations of his voyages.I have found one voyage on the highland Patriot on 23.12.1933 which I think he was on . It was a passenger ship, but I can't find a crew list to verify this. Could you help me find the destinations of his other voyages?? ???
Hope someone can help.
Thanks
Anne

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Re: cr1 cr2 cr10
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 21 May 14 21:08 BST (UK) »
Anne,

Allow me to welcome you to RootsChat - I hope you get lots of help, and that your voyage of discovery is a really interesting one.

Hopefully somebody will be able to help you with your father's merchant navy records.

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« Reply #2 on: Thursday 22 May 14 12:39 BST (UK) »
Welcome Anne,

Crew agreements for the time period you are interested in will in the main be held with the Maritime History Archive in Canada. If you put the ship's official number into the search box at this link: http://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/searchcombinedcrews.php it should tell you whether they hold a surviving crew agreement for the ship.

The date shown on the CR1 and 2 will be dates of engagement on the ship i.e. date of joining only, not full  service on that ship.

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Re: cr1 cr2 cr10
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 22 May 14 13:16 BST (UK) »
Hello Anne,

Before the war, most of the National Newspapers carried details of shipping such as arrivals, departures and destinations.

If you have access to the Times archive at your local library, you should be able to find out the information you are looking for.

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« Reply #4 on: Friday 23 May 14 10:38 BST (UK) »
Thanks to both Hugh and Leighton. I have already checked the Canadian Archives through another website, with no luck. However Hugh I will check out your suggested link. I live in Sydney Australia and will check with the local library re the British Newspapers.
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Anne

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Re: cr1 cr2 cr10
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 25 May 14 11:39 BST (UK) »
Depending on how deep you wish to take your research a much simpler and cheaper way to search on line is to view the vessels passenger list index. Search via ships official number or name. Example for HIGHLAND PATRIOT 1933
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/s/res?_srt=3&_ep=highland+patriot&_d=BT&_sd=1933&_ed=1933&_ps=15&_ro=any&_advtxt=%22highland+patriot%22
Of course this only applies if the vessel was carrying passengers. If not follow HMacs advice.
Names of vessels from official numbers see
http://www.crewlist.org.uk/data/vesselsnum.php
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