ESSEX-UK-L ArchivesArchiver > ESSEX-UK > 2006-09 > 1159414748
From: "Bob Cunning" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] OT Fireman aboard ship
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:40:02 +1000
A ''Fireman'' on a ship is what we call a Stoker. He shovelled the coal into
the huge furnaces. A very hot and dirty job
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 7:49 AM
Subject: [Ess] OT Fireman aboard ship
> in my ongoing struggle to find my elusive great grandfather, Charles
> typed first "sailor" into the 1881 census, with no results, then "seaman"
> result. there is a Charles Wagner in the 1881 on board the SS Newburn,
> indexed as a seaman-several above him are listed as such, but he's the
> fireman listed.
> what was the occupation of fireman aboard a vessel?
> I don't think this is my Charles Wagner, but I'm curious.
> ps, when someone leaves England for America from Liverpool in 1883, are
> records of departure for them at Liverpool? I have a New York passenger
> Charles on it, but it isn't his original immigration to America and I
> succeeded in finding that yet.
> Any problems, please contact the List Admin:
> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes
in the subject and the body of the message
|Re: [Ess] OT Fireman aboard ship by "Bob Cunning" <>|