1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 21, 2020 9:11 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking Merchant Marine records of Robert Hann


      I am researching my husband's family. His father Robert Russell Hann served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He registered for the draft in 1940 and was working at the Colonial Coal Yard in Stelton, New Jersey. How can I get copies of his records for the time he was in the Merchant Marines?

        • Re: Seeking Merchant Marine records of Robert Hann
          Lisha Penn Pioneer

          Dear Ms. Hann,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The Merchant Marine Personnel and Licensing Records dated prior to 1968 in the Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26) are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). Please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov. Include the name, date of birth, dates of service, “Z” number, and date of death, if known, in your request.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!