The Official Site Of The Red Duster, Merchant Navy Research Site
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The purpose of our website is to record the history of the British Merchant Navy so that information about our maritime heritage is available for future generations. The centre stage of our website portrays the shipping companies and their ships but there are many aspects of the Merchant Navy which cannot be catalogued so specifically. 'Did You Know' sets out to record stories about the personalities and the ships that do not have another home.

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Pages 2 and 3 record stories about the personalities who, with flair and determination, added colour to our Merchant Maritime heritage.

Pages 4 and 5 record stories about ships which have made the news but are not owned by any of our major shipping companies.

Page 6 The Merchant Marine has a 'lore' of its own. Here we've gathered together some of these little known facts for a little light relief.

The story of our Merchant Navy will never be told in full because much of the history is hidden away in the dusty basements of the companies or their successors and in the journals and memories of the officers and men who served in those companies and their ships.
If you have any information which can be used now or at some future date to build up this website into a useful and long-lasting database please contact us.

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