Process of Crew Boarding Titanic


Raych

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Hi, guys. I'm trying to find some information in regards to the crews' – namely the victualling crews' – boarding process. I'm under the impression that most of the crew signed on on 6th April which, I believe, is when they would have shown their Continuous Certificate of Discharge and other credentials, and subsequently been hired/denied. They then would have arrived for muster at 8:00 AM on sailing day, after which they were essentially dismissed until the ship was ready to leave. If I'm wrong about any of this, please correct me!
Now, my question revolves around the final boarding before sailing, after they've already been taken on as crew. Were they given any kind of pass after muster? Would they have needed to show any kind of identification to re-enter the ship if they had taken their break ashore? If so, who would they have shown it to and through what area did they board?
Thanks in advance!
 
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