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    do you know if there would be any pictures of him anywhere thanks

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    Did you look at the National Archives at all?

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    There should be a small Pic of him with his Seamans Papers at the Archives, as we all had our Mug Shots taken when joining up.
    The CRS10 Has this,
    CRS 10 fRONT.jpg CRS10.jpg
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    Any more info that Pauline can assist with would be helpful,
    I know she has mentioned all is limited but, if other family
    members can be asked etc it may help.

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    Weekends seem to be getting be a bit quite at the mo on site,
    touch wood more will come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauline syme View Post
    he was a ship steward and something about scapa flow his ship was torpedoed and the ship called the imperial he got 2 medals one was ww2 star medal and war medal
    thats all i know thanks
    Possibly the tanker Imperial Transport:

    Tanker Imperial Transport, 8,022grt, (Empire Transport Co. Ltd) sailed independently in ballast from Scapa Flow on the 10th February 1940 bound for Trinidad. The Following evening, about 160 nautical miles west of the Isle of Lewis the ship was hit amidships by a torpedo from U-53 and began to break in two. Within five minutes the bow section broke off completely and the order to abandon ship was given. Whilst launching the port lifeboat two crewmembers accidently fell overboard and were swept away to their deaths. When it became clear the stern section was going to remain afloat the ship was re-boarded. Unable to send a distress message, the ships Master ordered the Engineers to raise steam and managed to get the ship underway at a reduced speed. After sailing the ship some 130 miles they were met by a naval escort and eventually the remains of the stern section were taken in tow and a new bow section was eventually fitted. History would repeat itself in 1942, when the tanker was again torpedoed and broke in two, with the stern section being brought into St. Johnís under her own steam, but this time without loss of life.
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    ill have a look thanks

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    thanks

    ive had a look i cant find anything should i phone the archives thanks
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    Phoning is of no use , always best to go there in Person and look for what you want, they will assist you.
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    ????? my post #8 has the details of your Man, these Docs can either be had in Person from the Archives, or by asking for Copies which will cost ! Free if you go in Person.
    Can only put in application Request for Copies from a Friday late till Sunday UK Time .
    Or make appointment for a Visit!
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    pauline: You seemed to have tried to message me, site said my inbox was full.
    I have made some space now. Regards, Keith.

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