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Dare, Joseph Stafford (1863-1951)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 DRE

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Dare, Joseph Stafford (1863-1951)

Date(s): 1883-1901

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 6 vols

Name of creator(s): Dare | Joseph Stafford | 1863-1951 | First Mate


Administrative/Biographical history:

Dare first went to sea in 1878 as an apprentice with Shallcross and Higham of Liverpool and much of his early service was spent on the west coast of South America. He took his second mate's certificate in 1883, but was dogged by ill health and did not take the first mate's and master's certificates until 1891 and 1894. He then went into steam, sailing first with the Bedouin Steam Navigation Company and later with F. Leyland and Company, both of Liverpool. Failing health finally forced him to leave the sea in 1901 and he retired to his home town of Leicester.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Joseph Stafford Dare, consisting of fifty-five certificates of discharge, 1883 to 1901, showing a complete record of his service. There are also testimonials and indentures, diaries, 1885 to 1888, 1898 to 1901, and a notebook of cargoes, loaded and unloaded, in the Athenian, 1900. Collections of pictures and printed books were presented at the same time.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were presented by Mr M.P. Dare in 1955.



Archivist's note: Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jun 2011.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: 2010-08-26

Merchant navy | Transport personnel | Personnel | People by occupation | People

Personal names
Dare | Joseph Stafford | 1863-1951 | First Mate

Corporate names
Bedouin Steam Navigation Company
F Leyland and Company