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- some given names are abbreviated as they appear in the original record
- Mc and Mac names are interfiled
- a blank cell indicates that there is no information recorded in the original
- names are not indexed with an apostrophe, e.g. O DWYER
- Ships’ names abbreviations: D of = Duke of; K of or King of = Kingdom of; G of = Gulf of; Scott = Scottish; S.Admiral = Scottish Admiral; P’land = Portland.
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This index has been compiled from Series ID 12837, Registers of Seamen, 1882-1919 created by the Harbours and Rivers Department.
This series consists of registers of seamen with details of employment including current number/number, date of entry of particulars/date of occurrence name of ship and official number, name, age, capacity, whether engaged, discharged etc., home address (or at least country of origin), and wages.
Item ID 17909 (HAR/2) covers the period 1882-1913 and Item ID 17910 (HAR/3) covers the period 1913-1919.
The image below (click for larger image) is an example of page 5 from the register dated 1883.