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Date recorded as the time of writing.

Date of document

18/01/1905

The year in which a vessel’s construction is completed.

Year of ship completion

1905

The individual and/or organisation listed as having been responsible for constructing the vessel. This can/may be the same as the owner and/or manager.

Shipbuilder

J T Eltringham & Co

Unique identifier for a given ship, it is assigned by a builder.

Yard no

250

Abbreviations of the names of ports with Lloyd’s Register survey offices.

Port of survey abbreviations

Nwc

Official administrative title (often printed) of a record used by Lloyd’s Register or external organisations.

Document identity

Steel Steamer

Records that constitute Lloyd’s Register’s first official encounters with a specific vessel, e.g. a survey report.

First entry?

Y

The date of last visit by a surveyor.

Date of latest survey

13/01/1905

Name of the individual/entity/organisation responsible for authoring the record

Document author

Thomas Shaw

Name of surveyor.

Surveyor

Thomas Shaw

Classification symbol assigned to a vessel by Lloyd’s Register’s Classing Committee denoting the quality of construction and maintenance.

Classification

+100A1 (Steel); For Towing Purposes; Lloyds A & CP; +LMC 1,05

Recorded information related to a vessel’s movements.

Voyage information

South Shields; Manchester

A vessel’s means of propulsion.

Propulsion

Steam

Is the steamer assisted by sail?

Sail assisted steamer

No

Confirmation as to whether the vessel was equipped with refrigeration machinery to aid in the transport of frozen or chilled cargo/goods.

Refrigeration machinery fitted for cargo purposes?

No

Does the vessel possess an auxiliary power source?

Auxillary

No

Is electric lighting fitted to the vessel?

Electric light fitted?

No

Physical extent of a record.

Number of parts

2

Name of ship as recorded on the record

Ship name

Bridgewater

The process of transferring a vessel to water, but not necessarily her completion.

Launch Date

08/12/1904

Name of the shipbuilder as it appears on the record.

Shipbuilder's signature

J T Eltringham & Co

The port or place in which the vessel’s construction took place, at the time of writing.

Place of build

South Shields

Unique internal numbers used for identifying, referring and retrieving a specific survey report.

Survey number

48180

The listed port to which a given vessel belongs.

Port belonging to

Manchester

The date of first visit by a surveyor.

Date of first survey

14/10/1904

The individual and/or organisation listed

Ship owner

Manchester Ship Canal Co Ltd

Location where the document is written.

Location of Document Creation

Newcastle

Location where a vessel’s survey was undertaken.

Location of Survey

South Shields

Date of the meeting of the Classing Committee.

Date of Classing committee

20/01/1905

The name of the port/place of destination given.

Destined voyage

Manchester

Predominant material(s) utilised in a vessel’s construction.

Material of construction

Steel

A ship’s total internal volume in ‘register tons’ (replaced by gross tonnage post 1982).

Gross Register Tonnage

105

Is machinery fitted at the aft of the vessel?

Machinery aft?

No

Generally a smaller additional auxiliary boiler (often used while the vessel is at port).

Is a donkey boiler fitted?

No

Name of the Proving House responsible for the public testing and certification of a vessel’s anchors and/or chain cables.

Lloyd's Proving House?

No

Pertinent, useful or interesting recorded content.

Notes - interesting informations

Build Date Surveyor Error

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