Ben Line Steamers ratings book

Scope and Content

Bound volume labelled "The Ben Line Steamers Ltd. Ratings." Volume divided into sections by alphabetical tabs. Contains record of ratings serving on Ben Line ships but also ships managed for the British Government during the war, organised alphabetically by surname. Some entries are annotated with a "signed on" date, providing an approximate date range for the entries as 1943-1947. Entries record: surname, christian name (often abbreviated to initials), rating, address and remarks. Remarks record a ship name and voyage number as well as any reason for the crew member having left the ship (such as dessertion, killed, discharged etc.)

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