Tracing Your Seafaring Ancestors: A Guide to Maritime Photographs for Family Historians

Tracing Your Seafaring Ancestors: A Guide to Maritime Photographs for Family Historians

by Simon Wills

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473834330
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 04/13/2016
Series: Tracing Your Ancestors Series
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface viii

Acknowledgements x

List of Abbreviations xi

Chapter 1 Seafarers on Camera 1

Analysing Maritime Photographs 2

Chapter 2 Merchant Navy 18

Merchant Navy Officers 19

Merchant Navy Seamen 40

Other Merchant Navy Employees 46

Group Photographs of Crews 49

Example Records for Merchant Navy Ancestors 53

Chapter 3 Royal Navy 54

Seamen 55

Petty Officers 64

Military Officers 70

Trainee Officers 77

Civil Branch and Warrant Officers 80

Facial Hair 84

The Monarch's Crown 84

Example Records for Royal Navy Ancestors 85

Chapter 4 Services Linked to the Royal Navy 86

Royal Marines 86

Women's Royal Naval Service 100

Queen Alexandra Royal Naval Nursing Service 106

Royal Naval Air Service and Fleet Air Arm 108

Royal Naval Transport Service 111

Royal Fleet Auxiliary 113

Chapter 5 Reservist Personnel of the Royal Navy 115

Royal Naval Reserve 116

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 123

Other Reservists 128

Royal Naval Division 130

Chapter 6 Other Seafarers 138

Lifeboatmen 138

Yacht Crews 142

Fishermen 146

Pilots 153

Coastguards 154

Passengers and Members of the Public 157

Animals 165

Bibliography 166

Index 169

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