Can anyone out there fill me in on where to start to search for someone who
worked on a ship? Does Great Britain have Merchant Marines?
The family story goes that my grandfather and his two brothers were orphaned
when they were very young. The older brother William eventually joined the
"merchant marines". He then arranged passage to the USA for his younger
brothers. He escorted them to from NY City to Baltimore and left them with
friends. William then returned to his ship and was supposedly lost at sea in
1911 when his ship went down enroute to Bombay, India.