Character book - deck and engine departments

Scope and Content

Character book for crew serving on Ben Line ships. The spine of the volume is labelled "Character book 5." One side of the volume is labelled "Deck Department" and the other side "Engine Department". Entries record the name of each crew member, ship served on, ship Master, Chief Engineer (engine department only), rank of crew member, certificate, service dates from and to and a character report. Multiple entries have been made for most crew members. The pages are numbered and each volume contains an alphabetical index of crew members.

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