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Merchant Navy Reserve Pool Records.

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Biographical details In 1941 the Essential Work Order created a Merchant Navy Reserve Pool. Every seaman on discharge from a sea-going British ship of 200 gross tons and upwards (except tugs, salvage vessels and certain harours) became a member of the Merchant Navy Reserve Pool, unless he was immediately re-engaged by the same employer to become an officer or rating of the Merchant Navy. To ensure that the seamen were avaliable to man vessels, the Government paid them to remain in the Reserve Pool when they were assure.
Description A sereis of C.R.S. forms including:

CRS 2: Transfer from ship to leave and reserve pool

EXN-2B: Application for examination for a Certificate of Efficiency as Lifeboatman
Application for examination. – Every candidate for the examination shall apply in the form set out in Appendix ‘A’to the officer in charge, Mercantile Marine Department, at the port at which he desires to be examined. Every such application shall be accompanied by the Continuous Discharge Certificate of the candidate or other document evidencing his sea service

CRS 3: The envelopes of seaman remaining in the employ of the same management. (these records are badly damaged an unfit for production.)

CRS 4: Entry form to Merchant Navy Reserve Pool when not direct from sea-going employment.

CRS 6: Absentee report.


CRS 39: British seaman authorised to serve in a non-British ship

CRS 52: (Tally card; to be attached to NR 110). Slip for attachment to alien seamen’s documents

CRS 53: British seaman’s identity card

CRS 55: Report of loss of a British Seamen’s identity card

CRS 65: Action sheet for surrendered or impounded identity cards

CRS 71: Amendment of BISC

CRS 119: 1939/45 Star Chevrons for war service
Date made 1941-1972

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Catalogue section Public records: records of the central administration of the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy
Creator
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Hierarchy
Extent 9 boxes, 78 folders
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