Hull Seamen's Union

Scope and Content

Minutes and misc. papers

Administrative / Biographical History

The Hull Seamen's Union was the oldest and strongest of the local seamen's societies. It was formed as the Hull Seamen's and Marine Firemen's Amalgamated Association in 1887 by the merger of the Hull Sailors' Mutual Association and the Hull Marine Firemen's Mutual Association. It became the Hull Seamen's Union in c.1913 and in 1922 merged into the National Sailors and Firemen's Union.

Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, 'The seamen. A history of the National Union of Seamen, 1887-1987'. Oxford, 1989.

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This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

The Hull Seamen's Union's papers form part of the archive of the National Union of Seamen. The initial deposit relating to this archive was made in January 1978 and accruals are listed under the entry for the National Union of Seamen (MSS.175).