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Finding Merchant ships
« on: Friday 13 March 15 18:25 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
I think my brain has overloaded on all things nautical! I am trying to find information on the following ships in the hope that i can glean some info on Edward Byrne! But i can't seem to find them! Could anyone point me in the right direction?

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Byrne, Butterfield, Gilbert, Sutcliffe, Furey, Alderson, Warham, to name a few!

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Re: Finding Merchant ships
« Reply #1 on: Friday 13 March 15 21:44 GMT (UK) »
hello alders

generally speaking this sort of info is available at the national archives (TNA) in Kew, from the mates number you could get his date and place of birth and where he obtained his certificate.

your list indicates dates of service on several vessels and places sailed to and from, again, info on the boats could also be available at TNA.

tony
uk. beale, bateman, buss, bacon, pratt, purssell, reynolds, stamford, sumpter, sailsbury, turner, white nee phillips.
eire. carroll, connor, cronin, daly, fellowes, fitzgerald, gaynor, girvan, keogh, meade, moroney, reilly, whelan, white, winterlich.
scotland: mcavoy

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Re: Finding Merchant ships
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 24 March 15 21:28 GMT (UK) »
hello alders

a quick update, Edward Byrne ticket number 9040 sailed from Edinburgh to what looks like San Jose on the "Implacable" from March to September 1855.

it appears that BT99 refers to vessels and Lloyds registers is another source, I will look them up and ticket number 259 897 next time I visit the National Archives.

Tony
uk. beale, bateman, buss, bacon, pratt, purssell, reynolds, stamford, sumpter, sailsbury, turner, white nee phillips.
eire. carroll, connor, cronin, daly, fellowes, fitzgerald, gaynor, girvan, keogh, meade, moroney, reilly, whelan, white, winterlich.
scotland: mcavoy

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Re: Finding Merchant ships
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 24 March 15 22:11 GMT (UK) »
Hello Tony,
Thank you for this, I found his Master's number as well "3159" I have been unable to find any digitised crew lists to find him on, there is the possibility that his apprentice record could be held at the National Archives in BT150.  I have found reference to him being the Captain of the Clipper Ship Lightning in 1857 on her journey to quell the India Mutinys but again no crew lists for this, the ship was i believe seconded to the RN carrying the 7th Hussars so i wonder if the crew list would not be applicable? If you are able to look the next timed you are there i would be eternally grateful. it is extremely kind of you to offer.

Jackie
Byrne, Butterfield, Gilbert, Sutcliffe, Furey, Alderson, Warham, to name a few!


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Re: Finding Merchant ships
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 24 March 15 22:16 GMT (UK) »
hi Jackie,

I'll add this info to my file.

will be in touch anon,

Tony
uk. beale, bateman, buss, bacon, pratt, purssell, reynolds, stamford, sumpter, sailsbury, turner, white nee phillips.
eire. carroll, connor, cronin, daly, fellowes, fitzgerald, gaynor, girvan, keogh, meade, moroney, reilly, whelan, white, winterlich.
scotland: mcavoy