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Date recorded as the time of writing.

Date of document

16/05/1850

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

Year of ship completion

1850

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

Sloan & Gemmell

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

Port of survey abbreviations

Cly

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

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

Master

Robert Abernethy

Location where the document is written.

Location of Document Creation

Clyde

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

Classification

A1 for 7 Years

Recorded information related to a vessel’s movements.

Voyage information

Ayr; Northern Expedition

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

Rig

Sr - Schooner

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

Material of construction

Wood

System of admeasurement referred to as ‘Builder’s Old Measurement’ (BM or BOM) in place between 1786 and 1836.

Gross Register Tonnage (OM)

110

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

Felix

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

Launch Date

10/05/1850

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

Place of build

Ayr

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

Survey number

2780

The listed port to which a given vessel belongs.

Port belonging to

undefined

The individual and/or organisation listed

Ship owner

Sir John Ross C B V V

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

Document author

John B Cumming

Location where a vessel’s survey was undertaken.

Location of Survey

Ayr

Date of the meeting of the Classing Committee.

Date of Classing committee

28/05/1850

The name of the port/place of destination given.

Destined voyage

Northern Expedition

A vessel’s means of propulsion.

Propulsion

Sail

Is the steamer assisted by sail?

Sail assisted steamer

No

System of measurement that replaced ‘Builder’s Old Measurement’, taking a vessel’s internal capacity as the standard. Vessels built between 1836 and 1854 were legally required to display both tonnages.

Gross Register Tonnage (NM)

92

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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