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    Default Can anyone tell me how to find my Dads ship

    Trying to find the ship my dad was on as a steward on a blue star line vessel between 1927 to 1939.

    I have a picture of him in his uniform on board a ship but no identifying marks as to the ships name. Can anyone advise as to how I go about tracing information

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    Default Re: Can anyone tell me how to find my Dads ship

    Hi Derek, welcome to the site, if you can put as much info on your Dad, name rank, DOB, rank etc, i am sure you will receive info of some sort from our very good researchers we have on the site, regards KT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Tindell View Post
    Hi Derek, welcome to the site, if you can put as much info on your Dad, name rank, DOB, rank etc, i am sure you will receive info of some sort from our very good researchers we have on the site, regards KT
    Hi Keith
    Thank you for your welcome message and so fast. My dads name is William John Brownfield, born 20th March 1912 and really all I know is that he was a steward on a BlueStar ship. I have always wanted to know what ship he was on.

    Thank you
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    Hello Derek
    Have looked at the NA , but there seems to be no matches for that Year of Birth ? It is possible that his Record may be held in Southampton's Archives though. Worth contacting them with the info you have and ask!
    Good Luck Cheers

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g..._q=Brownfield+

    There seems to be a Record at FMP for which i do not at this time have a Sub for!
    Possibly someone else here may look this up.

    First name(s)

    William
    Last name

    Brownfield
    Birth year

    Birth county/country

    Discharge number

    R 66383
    Card type

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    Example of CR2 Card CR2 Card Example.JPG
    Should contain the following info on the actual Card


    • discharge A number;
    • certificate of competency number;
    • name of seaman;
    • year and place of birth;
    • rank or rating;
    • name and official number of ship;
    • date of engagement of service.
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    Default Re: Can anyone tell me how to find my Dads ship

    Hi, On the CR2 is the following,140586 ships number and ships name MARQUESA.
    Below is a picture of the MARQUESA.
    As pointed out this is only an example of the research.
    201304110929420.Marquesa 1918-4-11 OSPG.jpg
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    Hi there Doc

    Many thanks for your response it is so much appreciated. I will check out your suggestions
    Many thanks again
    Take care
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    Thanks Mike

    Need to find out how to get to the Southampton records, I am very new to this sort of research, but I am so grateful for all the help I have received so far

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    Here is the Link Derek for the Southampton Archives
    Cheers

    Email them first though and ask if his Records are available , give all info you can now you have at least one Ship as well.

    Central index of Merchant Seamen (southampton.gov.uk)
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    #9 The rating is bellboy Marian. JS.
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    Hi Marian
    Good to see you back, sorry you have been off colour! Hope all is almost back to normal now !

    Yes as said by JS its Bellboy !

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