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    Hi hoping someone can help
    My G grandfather was a merchant seaman in the early 1900ís where would I found out any pension info on him
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    Amanda

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    You may strike lucky but doubt it.
    Very few companies had such a scheme and the national one for seamen was done over by the Seamans union way back in the 60's.
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    Amanda
    Depends when he started and what company he worked for. My father started at sea in 1927 with blue star line as a cadet and paid into the merchant navy officers and airline pilots pension fund as well as being enrolled in the company pension scheme.
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    Hi Amanda.
    There is a pension place in Newcastle UK where we reprobates from the colonies are told to try for a UK pension, maybe they could lead you to the path of the MN pension but don't hold your breath.
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    He started in 1891 and left after his ship was taken over by the navy in the war in1917 I think

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