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Emma H

    Hi Sam,

    Rodger, (in his Naval History for Genealogists), briefly describes it as a complicated system where men were ‘lent’ to warships or to merchant vessels to replace those pressed into service. As part of my research for my recent MA, I looked at over 6,000 men – many of which were ‘lent’ out to other vessels, but their type did not correspond with the system that Rodger describes.

    If anyone knows of any other research conducted on this subject, I would be very grateful as I’m now in the planning stages of a PhD!

    Thanks again,