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    I am researching a James George, born Sierra Leone Jan 1848. My late wifes great great uncle. His occupation is shown as a fireman ( on all ships he crewed )
    His CR 10 no was 391110

    It also says on the CR 10 .....DIS A number 508811 Can anyone advise what is Dis A number please?



    Many thanks for any help
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    RE: Can anyone advise what is Dis A number please?

    Bit like a seafarers passport.

    Seaman’s discharge book.

    A seaman’s discharge book is a full record of a seaman’s career experience and certification.


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    A discharge book is a seaman’s property and in it is a copy of all his engagements and discharges from the British ships he was on. A duplicate copy of these Engs and discharges are or were kept in the main shipping office in Cardiff at one time. Your relatives number being 6 letters at a guess would say it was either side and close to 1948.
    Others will be more precise as they usually help in a more professional manner. I’m only here for the beer in a manner of speaking. Good luck in your endeavours . So it does look like there may be a discrepancy somewhere as he would of been a 100 years of age then. According to his discharge book number . Cheers JS
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    RSS was transferred from the Board of Trade to the Ministry of Shipping in 1939 and to the Ministry's successor, the Ministry of War Transport in 1941. In the same year it moved from London to Cardiff.

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    For some one never at sea you do give a lot of information, most of of little use.
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    For someone that says he never reads my posts you seem to troll me
    much. Best leave it at that. I choose not to broadcast my life in public
    forums. It is not Facebook. Do not forget you were a waiter on a boat
    not a captain of a ship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    Your relatives number being 6 letters at a guess would say it was either side and close to 1948. So it does look like there may be a discrepancy somewhere as he would of been a 100 years of age then. According to his discharge book number .
    Confusing answer above. His DIS A. number was "508811" which suggests it was issued around 1905. No R prefix back then, which did not start until about 1932.
    "Across the seas where the great waves grow, there are no fields for the poppies to grow, but its a place where Seamen sleep, died for their country, for you and for peace" (Billy McGee 2011)

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith Lacey View Post
    His CR 10 no was 391110
    This number was not a CR-10 file number, but his photo ID Card number.
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    Was confused by the A in front of a 6 letter number and read it as an R .my own is only 66318 off his 6 numbers this was in his post #1
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepSea View Post
    Confusing answer above. His DIS A. number was "508811" which suggests it was issued around 1905. No R prefix back then, which did not start until about 1932.
    It is with temerity that I disagree with you Billy, as your knowledge is far greater than mine will ever be, my fathers number with an 'R' prefix was issued in 1927 R96096. the R prefix came in around 1925.

    I see Mr George's identity card has dates on it of 1919 which would make him 71, and the last entry is 1931 which would make him 83 still serving as a fireman, which I venture to suggest would not be possible. Looking carefully at the identity card I would also venture to suggest that his date of birth is 1878 and not 1848, which would make more sense with the dates of service

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