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Date recorded as the time of writing.

Date of document

24/09/1842

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

Year of ship completion

1840

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

Place of build

Sydney Cape Breton

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

Survey number

707

The listed port to which a given vessel belongs.

Port belonging to

Newfoundland, St John's

The date of first visit by a surveyor.

Date of first survey

21/09/1842

The individual and/or organisation listed

Ship owner

Parker & Co

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

Document author

James Wood

Location where a vessel’s survey was undertaken.

Location of Survey

Bristol

Date of the meeting of the Classing Committee.

Date of Classing committee

27/09/1842

The name of the port/place of destination given.

Destined voyage

Hamburg

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

Name of ship as recorded on the record

Ship name

Margaret Parker

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

Launch Date

02/10/1840

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

Port of survey abbreviations

Brs

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

24/09/1842

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

Master

R Cooper

Location where the document is written.

Location of Document Creation

Bristol

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

Classification

A1 for 4 years

Recorded information related to a vessel’s movements.

Voyage information

Bristol; Hamburg

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

Rig

Bg - Brig

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

161

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

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