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    Hi
    I had wonderful help here with the name of the ship Bereby and now I'm asking for more assistance please. I've attached a scan of part of a card I downloaded from Find My Past which is from the Register of Merchant Seamen held at the NA. It has been scanned sideways. Am I correct in thinking that the numbers refer to ships and dates that the seaman previously served on? If so I have found the names of the ships except for the first two. Could anyone help with those ship's names please?

    Also why doesn't it have his first ship the Bereby which he signed on to around November 1921?

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    Most definately are Ship Numbers Kerry
    Looks like part of his CRS10.
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    Start with the last one
    143730 Scythia Built 1921 Cunard Shipping Line. Broken up at Inverkeithing 20 1 1958

    As said thats just one !

    The Ship Bereby ?? Is that not shown on that Document somewhere as i cannot see the entire thing! Has it not perhaps got something like First Ship written on it???
    If you could post Entire Document page it will help!

    Have you got that First Number! ?????
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    Kerrie, it is possible the reason his first ship Bereby is not on that document. Others may be of more help but I note the date you mention as being around November 1921, the date on document shown is 17th April 1927 I am guessing this to be a replacement seaman discharge book and that is why the Bereby is not listed. But as I say there are others here are better suited to answer your questions , good luck.

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    147277 Aurania Built 1924 for Cunard Shipping End 1961

    145913 This Ship was launched as the Cynthiana 1922 , changed names a few times Hoosac 1923, London Corporation 1923 to 29, Menlomand to 1938 Owned by Furness Withy London, Warren Line Liverpool,and Ben Line Steamers.

    145925 Laconia Built 1922 Cunard White Star end 1942 Hit by U-156 Sunk.

    147216 Franconia Built 1923 Cunard SS Company Liverpool 1956 Broken Up Inverkeithing

    127981 Megantic 1909 Oceanic SN Company. 1933 Broken Up Osaka Japan.

    140596 Had several names built as Regina 1918, Pittsburg 1918, Regina again 1920, Westernland 1930, Westernland till 1946 Broken Up Blyth.

    First Number i cannot make out!
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    143416 is the Bereby Built 1919, African SS Company then 1933 to Elder Dempster Lines was laid down as War Raven Wrecked Ringfad Point Co. Down 1941


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    That first Number is also the Megantic looks like ! Cheers

    Ship's Name Megantic Official Number 127981 Dates of Voyage 24 September 1921 - 16 October 1921.

    So looks like the person in question may have been on this in 1921 as well, therefore then earlier on the Bereby . in 1921. ??
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    Kerrie
    What is the Name and DOB of this Person please , so i may try and look up information.
    Or as said can you get a Full Scan of that CRS10 ???

    I am sure it isnt a replacement as its in the Original Form as i see it!
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    Just wanting to look up the Ships listings from Start!
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    Thank you Doc & Lewis for your great replies. I have attached the full scan for George Henry Meaden DOB 19 Jun 1905. He was on the TS Exmouth before the Bereby with his brother William Leonard Meaden DOB 1 Aug 1906 who joined the RN.

    I have also attached a document similar to the first one and his document from the TS Exmouth. Are the dates on the first scan I posted yesterday the dates when George joined the ship or left the ship?

    Many thanks for all the info on the ships. I had missed the Franconia altogether and had the Ben Lomond as ship number 145913.
    I was told that when George was in New York he was playing a game of football, fell awkwardly and broke his leg in three places which meant the end of his merchant navy career. This would have been c1927-28.

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    So i see that in May 1927 he was also on another Ship the Hilderbrand 131329 Built 1911 of Booth SS Company. Broken Up Newport 1934 . So that must have been his last Ship

    The Doc i see in fact is his initial CR1 and CR2 of course because of the Year!

    I note as well that the one Doc has the N.R.5 (1933) there which i think is referring to his Naval Reserve . ?? But nor certain, dont now what else it could be , possibly others here may!


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    Born Hampstead 1906 Strange no record of him on the Exmouth though????




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    Thank you Doc Vernon for the page on William Meaden. It's all adding to the family story. I have enough now to put something together on George's naval career.

    Many thanks

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    Re. ship second on your list, official number 140596. This was the SS Regina (White Star Dominion Line), re-named SS Westernland (Red Star Line, Hamburg) in 1930. A transatlantic ocean liner 1917-1947. I can't read the first number on your list.

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