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Reading a turn of the centry naval service record. Help please!
« on: Sunday 08 May 16 16:57 BST (UK) »
An ancestor served on many vessels.
Can anyone offer insight into what the service would have been like for him?
Also, can anyone tell me what the "List and No." column means?
What is the "Rating" column and what to the abbreviations mean?
What are the "Badges" he earned?

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Re: Reading a turn of the centry naval service record. Help please!
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 May 16 19:21 BST (UK) »
Here's some of it.

Ratings are what other services call ranks, in order he went Boy 2nd Class, Boy 1st Class, Ordinary Seaman, Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Petty Officer 2nd Class, Petty Officer 1st Class.  Later there is PO ms - not sure about that one. although it enabled him to become Acting Chief Petty Officer when on Hindustan.

"Badges" means good conduct badges awarded at that time after 3, 8 and 13 years service.
List and No are administrative notations, I'd suggest not important.

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Re: Reading a turn of the centry naval service record. Help please!
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 May 16 19:30 BST (UK) »
I am Zoe Northeast, granddaughter of Maximilian Double.
 
It is with great difficulty I share with you that in the early hours of 07 August 2021, Maximilian passed away unexpectedly but peacefully.

With deep sadness,
Zoe



Double  Essex/Suffolk
Randle/Millington Warwicks
Sokser/Klingler Austria/Croatia

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Re: Reading a turn of the centry naval service record. Help please!
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 12 May 16 19:40 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much maxD
I wonder if you could help with my next question...
The same man was apparently in Scapa Flow according to family lore. Could you give me advice in finding more about that?
Is there a way to see where these vessels were while he was on board?


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Re: Reading a turn of the centry naval service record. Help please!
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 12 May 16 21:16 BST (UK) »
Scapa Flow is a large area of water surrounded by the islands of Orkney.

In the days when the Royal Navy had a fleet of 500 ships,  Scapa Flow was an excellent anchorage and supply depot.
Nursall   ~    Buckinghamshire
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Re: Reading a turn of the centry naval service record. Help please!
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 12 May 16 21:22 BST (UK) »
Long winded but fascinating way is to call up each ship "HMS *****" on Wikipedia, ensure you cross check the dates, and read up the service history of the vessel which fits the time frame.  Some you will find are shore establishments (stone frigates in Jackspeak) where he may have been training or in some cases such an establishment is used as an administrative office so a sailor need not have actually visited the place.  One such example is Victory II.  Such a search should turn up at least one vessel at Scapa Flow which was the base of the Grand Fleet in the Great War.

Give it a go.

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I am Zoe Northeast, granddaughter of Maximilian Double.
 
It is with great difficulty I share with you that in the early hours of 07 August 2021, Maximilian passed away unexpectedly but peacefully.

With deep sadness,
Zoe



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Randle/Millington Warwicks
Sokser/Klingler Austria/Croatia

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Re: Reading a turn of the centry naval service record. Help please!
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 12 May 16 22:00 BST (UK) »
At the end of world war 1,   many captured or surrendered ships of the German fleet   were anchored in Scapa Flow   and many were scuttled by the German sailors.
Nursall   ~    Buckinghamshire
Avies ~   Norwich