11 July 2015
An invaluable online resource is now available for researchers whose ancestors served in the Merchant Navy in 1915. The National Archives and the National Maritime Museum have completed a project to transcribe Crew Lists and Agreements for 1915, creating a database which names almost a million seamen who served in the Merchant Navy. Although images of the original records are not available, it possible to search the transcriptions using personal names or the name of a vessel. Perhaps the best news of all is that there is no charge for access to this information!