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Welsh Mariners  (web site) by Dr Reg Davies---includes:

  •  a searchable database of over 17,000 Welsh born (or Wales resident) Master mariners, mates and engineers who held certificates of competency or service; in practice it is an index of men active from 1850 to 1945 in the merchant navy.

  • Over 800 Trinity House Petitions made by poor mariners or their families. Transcript of original document at the Society of Genealogists, London.

Online
Cymru A'r Mor, Maritime Wales vol 5, published 1980            Phil Roderick
The Welsh Dockers by Philip Leng published 1981            Phil Roderick
The Trinity House Petitions - Index published by the SOG.  Gives information on all petitions related to merchant seamen held by the SOG. Useful for those with seagoing ancestors who may have applied for assistance from Trinity House          Bob Sanders
Lloyd's Captains Register 1869 A list of all Master Mariners who held a British Master's Certificate in 1869 and were still active at sea. Many US & Irish born Masters as well as those from the old empire (eg Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, Maltese) are included as they held British Certificates. The index gives the year of birth, place of birth, date & number of the certificate and in most cases a list of the ships sailed between obtaining the certificate and 1869 with their numbers and the type of voyage eg Coastal, Baltic, North America, East Indies etc.            Bob Sanders
My Ancestor was a Merchant Seaman. By Chris & Michael Watts. Details of sources for research on seamen.           Bob Sanders
Welsh Shipping - Forgotten Fleets   by P M Heaton  1989. Biographical details restricted mainly to owners & managers, and details of ships owned. Online ;  INDEX  compiled by David Webb Lookups not available
Shrouded Quays.  The Lost Ports of Wales
Aled Eames  ISBN 0 86381 197 3  1991
Robert Alun Chick
Machlud Hwyliau'r Cymry. The Twilight of Welsh Sail
Aled Eames  ISBN 0 7083 0866 X  1984
Robert Alun Chick
Welsh Sail . By Susan Campbell-Jones. Published by Gomer 1976. ISBN 0 85088 353 9. An online  INDEX    compiled by MJS. Mary Jane Stephenson

Robert Alun Chick

The Navy 1881 census  index listings          Huw Daniel

THE SAILING PILOTS OF THE BRISTOL CHANNEL. 
ISBN 0 7153 7373 0. 
Library of Congress Catalog card No. 77-73588. 
P.J. STUCKLEY 1977. 

CONTENTS 
    *   THE ORIGINS OF THE PILOT SERVICE 
    *   THE BOATS 
    *   THE   SWANSEA  PILOT BOATS 
    *   HOW THE BOATS WERE BUILT 
    *   LIFE IN A BRISTOL  CHANNEL PILOT SKIFF 
    *   A NEWPORT PILOT REMEMBERS 
    *   SIXTY YEARS OF BARRY PILOTAGE 
    *   WRECK AND RESCUE 
    *   PILOTS PLEASURES 
    *   THE REVOLT AT PILL –AND AMALGAMATION 
    *   NOTES AND REFERENCES 
    *   APPENDIX: 
    *   BRISTOL CHANNEL PILOTAGE ACTS (NEWPORT)  1807-1921 

It has a lot of family names and buisnesses boat builders  etc.
Anybody with an interest I will read through and check for names etc
PORTS INCLUDE:
Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Barry, Cardiff, Newport, Gloucester,  Sharpness, Bristol.

Robert Alun Chick
Shipwrecks of the Bristol Channel
Graham Smith  ISBN 1 85306 153 0  1991
Robert Alun Chick
Davies the Ocean, Railway King and Coal Tycoon
Herbert Williams  ISBN 0 7083 1116 4 1991
Robert Alun Chick
Trial of Error - The Court Martial arising from the loss of H.M.S MONTAGU Lundy 1906
G.M.& R.C.DAVIS  ISBN 0 9507391 11   1983
Robert Alun Chick

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