Seaman's Record Book and Certificate of Discharge issued to Martin Spencer-Hogbin by the Ministry of Transport. It lists the ships which Martin served on from 1950 to 1957.

Born in Cambridge, England on 27 August 1924 Martin Spencer-Hogbin spent his working life in the shipping industry working primarily for the Blue Funnel Line. In 1957 Martin decided to immigrate to Australia from England, believing it would be a better place to raise children. He travelled via a free passage on the Blue Funnel Line, with his wife and two daughters following as full fare paying immigrants. In Australia he was a superintendent for FG Strang, a stevedoring company, of which he later became director. Martin retired in 1987 and settled in Armadale, Victoria.

Physical Description

Book consists of a dark green hard cover, with a black and white photograph of Martin Spencer-Hogbin pasted to the inside page, alongside his personal details, including date and place of birth, physical features and distinguishing marks. The remaining certificate of discharge pages contain stamps detailing the types of ships he worked on, the date and place of discharge, and engagement on the ships, character report, and signature of the Master of the ship. The first eight pages are full, the remaining pages are empty. The next of kin details are written on the back page.

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