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              PAPERS HELD RELATING TO CAPTAIN JAMES MURRAY              Service in the Merchant Navy prior to his appointment of 1st Mate                   Ship                            Rank                                       Voyage 1. S.S. Cyprian (Liverpool)     Boy                    Nov 1874 – Dec 1875  10 months 25 days 2. Craignairn   Bq    “                 O.S.                 Feb 1876  - Dec 1876   10   “         20   “    3.          “           “      “                   “                   Mar 1877 -  Jan 1878    10   “           1   “ 4. Mountaineer  “     “             App.3 Mate        Feb  1878 -  Feb1881          3 years    5.          “           “      “                   “                   Feb 1881  - Mar 1881         1 month 6.          “     Sq. Rig  “ 1496 tons  3 Mate          May 1881 – Feb 1982    8 months 16 days 7. S.S. Explorer           1299 tons   A/S              Mar  1892 -May 1882    2 months 6 days 8.  Narcissa   Bq (Chatham) 809 t   A/S             Jun  1882 -  Oct 1882      4 months  1 day 9.  Julia          Bq (Leith)       371t  2 Mate         Nov 1882 -  Jun 1883     6 months 28 days 10.   “               “       “             “          “              Nov 1883 -  Jan 1884     5 months 29 days 11. Aneroid     Br (Swansea) 212 t  A/B            Feb 1884 -  Apr 1884      2 months  2 days 12. Casurea        (London)  1207 t  2 Mate        Apr 1884 – Apr 1885          1 year  and the following Application forms and Certificates 4 April 1881 Application by James Anderson Murray of 96, Bradford St. Hulme, Manchester for a Certificate of Competence as a Second Mate. Granted Port of Dundee 12 April 1881 2nd Mate’s Certificate Approved by the Registrar of Shipping 11 May 1885 Examination Certificate issued to J.A.M. by Joseph Watson. Superintendent, Port of London 15 May 1885 Board of Trade Certificate of Competence award: First Mate   17 May 1885 Approval of Tests for Colour Vision, Navigation and Seamanship and previous service recognized for 1st Mate Appointment Height: 5ft 4.5in. Dark Complexion, Brown eyes, Personal marks: Wreath and Anchor tattooed on right arm 14 May 1887 Award of Ordinary Certificate to J.A.M. of 38, Cotton St. Poplar, London Statement of Service aboard the “Spirit of the Dawn” 690 tons . (Liverpool) 1 year 8 months 6 days - Foreign Trade 12 May 1887 Certificate of Competency as Master Mariner. Issued to:  James Anderson Murray by the Lords of the Privy Council of Trade            
CAPTAIN JAMES MURRAY
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