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|You can use Lloyd's captains registers, 1851-1947 when you are in the Library.|
The Lloyd’s captains registers only include holders of foreign-trade master’s certificates, and usually exclude masters of coasters, ferries, fishing vessels or yachts. Also note that the term ‘master mariner’ was sometimes used loosely and not everyone called ‘master’ held a master’s certificate.
The records on reels 1-26 are handwritten and sometimes hard to read. The entries on reels 27-44 are typed and sometimes are colour coded, for example a master is in black and a mate is in red.