Info on Blair


mark garfien

I was just wondering if there was anywere on the internet where i could find any information on David Blair, sorry i know this is really stupid, but im just curious.

J Burdette

Dec 30, 2011
Hello Mark. You might try

I have a small bit of info on Blair. He was born on November 11, 1874 in Newport, Isle of Wight. In 1896, having failed an exam for his second mate's "ticket" months earlier, Blair wrote to the "Examiner of Master and Mates-Dundee" for permission to retake his exam. His three month wait to retake the exam was not yet up, he explained in his cramped script. He was granted permission and passed his exam, for which he was awarded a second mate's certificate or "ticket".

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