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« on: Tuesday 28 July 20 18:35 BST (UK) »
My Grandfather was a merchant seaman from about 1900 to 1941. I have his discharge books and he seems to have been shipwrecked off the coast of Chile in Feb 1910 The ship was the Lima. I canít seem to find any information He apparently told one of my cousins a tale about being in the water for 12 hours before being picked up. Anyone help

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Re: Shipwreck
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 18:45 BST (UK) »

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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 18:52 BST (UK) »
I don't know if you have seen the official Board of Trade Wreck Report
https://plimsoll.southampton.gov.uk/SOTON_Documents/Plimsoll/19806.pdf

LIMA official number 124104
Her Last Crew Agreement is available from here.
https://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/viewcombinedcrews.php?Official_No=124104

Details of the ship 1910
http://www.crewlist.org.uk/data/viewimages?regtype=MNL&year=1910&name=LIMA&steamsail=Steam&page=299
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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 19:04 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your prompt replies I can now add more details to my grandfathers story

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 19:09 BST (UK) »
Can you give us your grandfathers full name and date and place of birth. Have you searched FindMyPast for details of his service up to 1941. Sometimes details are not recorded in discharge books.
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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 20:05 BST (UK) »
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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 20:12 BST (UK) »
Had a look at find my past but no results under Merchant navy and maritime

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 20:54 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Was he born on 6th January 1879? If so he has 5 cards including two photos.

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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 29 July 20 00:05 BST (UK) »
I already have proof of birth, death, marriage, census results and medal awards Lots of discharge books and papers allotments wage slips etc.