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    I am doing some research for a 2nd edition of my book S.S. Nerissa, the Final Crossing

    There were 3 Masters of the Furness Bermuda ship SS Nerissa during WW2.

    • William A Charlton from the beginning of the war until July 1940.


    • H. Dawson for one wartime crossing (21 July – 7 Aug 1940) from Liverpool to Halifax.


    • Gilbert Ratcliffe Watson from Aug 1940 until his ship was sunk by U-552 about 100 nm NW of Ireland on 30 April 1941.


    I have been unsuccessful in finding any details of either Charlton’s or Dawson’s MN career in Furness or in other MN ships before and after their being Masters of the S.S. Nerissa.

    Any assistance would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: SS Nerissa's Masters in WW2

    I guess you may already have looked here, which would give you the Crew list for the dates hopefully?
    Then from there it may say which were the either following or previous ships ?
    Not too sure on this though
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    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...=BT110/1778/10

    Search results: 147369 | The National Archives 1940

    Search results: 147369 | The National Archives 1941

    Of course then there is their CRS10 Documents which would hold all their Sea Service Records would have to apply and pay of course!

    Any ideas on their Birth Years , and place of births????
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    Default Re: SS Nerissa's Masters in WW2

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    Thankyou.
    I will follow the Nat Archives threads ...
    Bill

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