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    Thanks Doc Aberdeen 22-09-1950 went to London during postal strike february 1971 and got my DB and Seamans Card there c/o Marconi East Ham Depot.


    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Vernon View Post
    Hello Michael
    As you were still at Sea after 1972 there were n official records kept for those that were still employed. Therefore the National Archives will not have any copies. They stopped keeping records after 1972.

    As said above though the Guildhall Library will have records of Voyage Record Cards which will at least give you the Ports of call.
    Cheers

    Just as a feint possibility where were you Born and what is your DOB.
    There may be some Records but i need that info to start a search!
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    Since I did not have a need to use it for the last 43 years its perhaps no surprise that I do not remember it but thanks for the other advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Cloherty View Post
    Were you contracted to a Radio Officer supply company (e,g, Marconi etc) if affirmative then they will have a record of
    your service and hence your Dis A number. try same if you belonged to a Union

    How can a seafarer forget their Dis A number

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    Michael, not many of us on here have used our Dis A for 40/50 years or more

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    Well have looked in case, but your name is not in the NA Database, so you were then still at Sea after 72.
    So next thing is to try and contact the People i have mentioned in my post, for Seaman Serving after 72 ??
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    Just received this now!

    Dear Mr Vernon,

    Thank you for your email.

    The Registry of Shipping and Seamen keep some records of sea service from 1972 onwards.
    However these records are kept offsite in secure storage which is not yet accessible to us due to Covid restrictions.

    If you would like to send us your query we will research it as soon as we can, but please be aware that this may take some time.

    With kind regards,

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    So Michael
    If you want i can send them a return Email but will need as much Info from you as possible, Like Full Name place and DOB . Ships served on and Years if possible. And any other info that may assist them.
    You can send this to me in a Private Email, which i will supply through the Private Message Box if you want this done. If not and you want to go ahead on your own, that is fine too, but just PLEASE mention that it is in response to my Query to them. Thank You Contact Trish Thompson through the Email address.
    Again if you go ahead on your own also please include a copy of the Text Trish Sent, so she will know whats what! Thanks Again
    Will await your reply. I

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    Have you any other certificates from the time, some may have discharge bk no... even vaccination book!

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    Hi Michael
    some companies kept lists of ships movements with crews on board (eg BP and Mobil). The BP one helped me enormously when making a medical claim as it was over 40 years ago and the memory is not what it was. i would suggest contacting the company(s) involved as since they must defend medical claims will no doubt keep records of personnel. best regards and good luck Andy Bunce

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