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Date recorded as the time of writing.

Date of document

02/01/1879

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

Year of ship completion

1878

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

William Kinloch

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

Place of build

Kingston N B

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

Survey number

3194

The listed port to which a given vessel belongs.

Port belonging to

Banff

The date of first visit by a surveyor.

Date of first survey

08/04/1878

The individual and/or organisation listed

Ship owner

William Kinloch

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

Document author

Thomas W Kettle

Name of surveyor.

Surveyor

Thomas W Kettle

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

Classification

A1 for 11 yrs; A & CP; CF Salted

Recorded information related to a vessel’s movements.

Voyage information

Aberdeen; Demerara

Physical arrangement of a ship’s masts, sails and rigging.

Rig

Bkn - Barquentine

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

Material of construction

Wood

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

Gross Register Tonnage

339

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

Name of ship as recorded on the record

Ship name

Indian Chief

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

Launch Date

18/11/1878

Name of the shipbuilder as it appears on the record.

Shipbuilder's signature

William Kinloch

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

Port of survey abbreviations

Abn

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

Document identity

No title

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

02/01/1879

An officially licensed mariner (post 1850) holding ultimate command and responsibility for a vessel.

Master

G Duncan

Location where the document is written.

Location of Document Creation

Aberdeen

Location where a vessel’s survey was undertaken.

Location of Survey

Kingston

Date of the meeting of the Classing Committee.

Date of Classing committee

11/03/1879

The name of the port/place of destination given.

Destined voyage

Demerara

A vessel’s means of propulsion.

Propulsion

Sail

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

1

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