CR10 card explained
Shown below are both sides of Christopher Herbert’s CR10 card. The number of the identity certificate corresponds to that on the photograph. His rating is AB which is ‘able seaman’ and his nationality is ‘British.’
On the photograph side, the first entry 106009 is the unique Official Number of the ship and the date 1.19 indicates that he joined the ship in January 1919 for a foreign voyage. Six foreign voyage starts are shown in total.
CR10 card reproduced by permission of Southampton Civic Archives