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Date recorded as the time of writing.

Date of document

02/07/1897

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

Year of ship completion

1897

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

A Rodger & Co

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

Place of build

Port Glasgow

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

Document identity

GR130 Vessels of 100 tons and upwards

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

First entry?

N

The individual and/or organisation listed that is responsible for the everyday management of a ship. This may be the same as the owner.

Ship manager

James Dawson Jnr; David Cornfoot Dawson

Location where the document is written.

Location of Document Creation

Glasgow

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

Steel

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

Gross Register Tonnage

501

Location of construction for a vessel’s engines.

Location of engine build

Glasgow

Engine builder as written

McKie & Baxter

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

Cape Breton

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

Launch Date

01/06/1897

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

Yard no

328

Previously referred to as signal letters (c.19th C), radio call signs enable a ship to communicate and are assigned by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

Signal letter/Call sign

PSKG

The port in which a vessel is registered or permanently based.

Port of registry

Glasgow

The individual and/or organisation listed

Ship owner

The Cape Steam Shipping Co Ltd

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

Master

James Dawson

The name of the port/place of destination given.

Destined voyage

Unknown

A vessel’s means of propulsion.

Propulsion

Steam

Is the steamer assisted by sail?

Sail assisted steamer

No

Type and configuration of the engine(s) supplied for a vessel.

Engine type

Triple Expansion

Date in which construction of a vessel’s engines were completed.

Year of engine build

1897

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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