Sunday, 24 January 2016
The information is sourced from BT 339 at The National Archives of the UK, Kew.
Beware. I searched for Herbert Lionel Upton and found listings in 1917 and 1918 even though he was very much alive in 1940 as captain of a ship my father sailed on.
Ancestry have also updated UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1853-1928 which now has 829,176 entries sourced from ADM 188 at The National Archives of the UK, Kew.
Ancestry describes these as "record(ing) the service of seamen in the Royal Navy. Records include birthdate, birthplace, vessels served on, and dates of service. The registers include seamen who began their service as early as 1853, with dates of service up through 1928 for most records, though there are a few records with dates post-1928."
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