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Somali Merchant Seaman

Somali Merchant Seaman

Somali men from the Gulf of Aden were from an area vital to the British Empire, itwas the primary route from India, Zanzibar and other Asian/African Empire... read more


Greek Seaman in the Merchant NAvy

Greek Seaman in the Merchant NAvy

Greece is one of the UKs longest allies, and one of the oldest migrant communities. They have moved from being seaman into commerce, shops etc... read more


Pakistani Merchant Navy Seaman

Pakistani Merchant Navy Seaman

Pakistan did not exist before 1945 and therefore the records can only state that seaman were born in the old India. However it is possible to use place of... read more


Indian Merchant Navy Seaman

Indian Merchant Navy Seaman

The Merchant Navy was a career path for many Indians, teh records in Southampton Archies and the two World Wars were both independence.... read more


Bangladeshi Merchant Navy Seaman

Bangladeshi Merchant Navy Seaman

Men from what is now called Bangladesh served as seaman on the BritishMerchant NAvy fleet before indeonedence and their records can only be seen by... read more


Polish Merchant Navy Seaman

Polish Merchant Navy Seaman

Men from Poland served on the British Merchant Navy for centuries, including in World Wars.... read more


Chinese Merchant Navy Men Fact Sheet

Chinese Merchant Navy Men Fact Sheet

By creating a series of Factsheets we hope to make people aware of the origins of Black & Minority People that were British Merchant Navy seaman, and to help... read more