TNA Muster Rolls - What do D, DD or R mean ?

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TNA Muster Rolls - What do D, DD or R mean ?

Postby Shetland » 26 Mar 2017 08:35

I have been looking at the RN Muster Rolls held at TNA. On of the columns is titled 'D', 'DD' or 'R' Do these mean Discharged, Deceased or Run ?
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Re: TNA Muster Rolls - What do D, DD or R mean ?

Postby Frogsmile » 26 Mar 2017 12:46

Shetland wrote:I have been looking at the RN Muster Rolls held at TNA. On of the columns is titled 'D', 'DD' or 'R' Do these mean Discharged, Deceased or Run ?


D = Discharged

DD = Discharged Dead

R = Retired Pay (pensioned)

I think those are the categories, but some ex RN forum members can perhaps confirm.
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Re: TNA Muster Rolls - What do D, DD or R mean ?

Postby Waggoner » 26 Mar 2017 13:13

Could R = Run?

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Re: TNA Muster Rolls - What do D, DD or R mean ?

Postby Frogsmile » 26 Mar 2017 13:18

Waggoner wrote:Could R = Run?

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Yes, I think that I did see that somewhere Gary, with 'Run' meaning deserted ship. I found these links online, which might help the OP:

1.https://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/media/u ... ecords.pdf

2. http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org ... s_page.htm
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Re: TNA Muster Rolls - What do D, DD or R mean ?

Postby Mark A. Reid » 26 Mar 2017 13:43

Yes, I believe that " R " generally means that a man has Run, in other words, been Absent Without Leave for more than 24 hours ( ? ) and been declared a Deserter. There is a bewildering set of abbreviations on the ADM 188 forms that constitute a sailor's service record but if you have any queries, Shetland, then I'm sure the collective knowledge on this Forum ahould be able to produce an answer.

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