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    I lost my original discharge book. Got a replacement ,but most of my details, ships and discharges were on original.
    Got my replacement book,and found my pouch details ok online.Is there anyway I can find out my original discharge number,and get a list of ships I sailed on?
    Discharge no R808319 is replacement no.Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Last ship I was on was MV Ruysdael Bolton Steamship Co was supposed to be 6 weeks round Europe,and home.Got chartered to Clan line finished up all round middle East and India.Great times,and plenty of laughs

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    Your CRS10 should be the original Documents with all your Sea time and info with it , this should also show your Original Discharge Number

    cHEERS

    Your CRS10 Should be found in this Series

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C10990525
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    Your discharge book number never alters, I have 3 books starting in 1967 up to 2008 and all have the same number. The only changes are size and format. Columns for ability and conduct disappeared in 73? And later books had pages for oil and chemical endorsements, amongst other endorsements.
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    Hope the poster had a copy of his NHI number copied down somewhere as that was in book as well. JS

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    I think JA that if one loses a Book and applies for Renewal in past times anyway a new Number is allocated,but this i am not sure on!
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    Thanks everybody for your help.Found my seamans pouch, but does not give me much info.DOB and place I was born in.Have sent an e mail asking for some more info regarding ships I was on and dates.Hoping discharge number on replacement book was same as original.
    This site has brought back a lot of good memories,and thanks to the people who run it

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    Hello JD
    ( Your Quote) Have sent an e mail asking for some more info regarding ships I was on and dates

    Please dont hold your breath on any replies as yet from the NA, and also i doubt very much if they will tell you much at all. It will if anything just tell you to apply for your CRS10 and that i have given you the Link to. Here it is again

    When Link Opened Click on Request Copy

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C10990525

    At present though they are closed for any Payment Research,so will have to wait till all back to normal
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    NB When you do apply for CRS10 make sure you quote your Seamans Pouch Ref Number as shown on the NA Site
    And any other info you may have like Ships you were on and dates if possible this helps them to find your Docs easier


    You already have this
    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/C8581828


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    Thanks for all your help.Will have to wait till Archives open again to get my info,but at least I know I can get it now

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