Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Irish mariners

Home : Irishmariners.ie - an index of Irish merchant seamen active 1918-1921: "This website contains an index of Irish born merchant seamen contained in the CR10 series of index cards in the Southampton Civic Archives. The CR10 Archive holds 270,000 cards covering the multinational workforce of the British Merchant Marine during the period from late 1918 to the end of 1921. All ranks and jobs at sea are covered from master to scullion. A unique feature of the CR 10 cards is that they usually contain a good photograph of the seaman. At this time RS2 Identity books, with matching photographs were issued to the seamen.

Each card lists personal and foreign voyage details including ship numbers. I have used Microsoft Access 2002 to produce relational databases for seaman personal details, seaman voyages, and ship details."


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