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Date recorded as the time of writing.

Date of document

14/11/1876

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

Year of ship completion

1876

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

Walter Hood & Co

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

Yard no

69

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

Port of survey abbreviations

Irn

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

Document identity

Iron Ship

The listed port to which a given vessel belongs.

Port belonging to

Aberdeen

The date of first visit by a surveyor.

Date of first survey

26/11/1875

The individual and/or organisation listed

Ship owner

G Thompson Jnr & Co

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

Document author

Thomas W Kettle; Thomas Edwards

Name of surveyor.

Surveyor

Thomas W Kettle; Thomas Edwards

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

Classification

+100A1; A & Cp

Recorded information related to a vessel’s movements.

Voyage information

Aberdeen; Sydney

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

Rig

S - Ship

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

Material of construction

Iron

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

Gross Register Tonnage

1372

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

Smyrna

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

Launch Date

18/10/1876

Name of the shipbuilder as it appears on the record.

Shipbuilder's signature

Walter Hood & Co

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

Place of build

Aberdeen

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

Survey number

17385

Additional numbers that feature on a given record that may be used for identification.

Other numbers document know by

Aberdeen 2938

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

14/11/1876

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

Master

Jamieson

Location where the document is written.

Location of Document Creation

Aberdeen

Location where a vessel’s survey was undertaken.

Location of Survey

Aberdeen

Date of the meeting of the Classing Committee.

Date of Classing committee

17/11/1876

The name of the port/place of destination given.

Destined voyage

Sydney

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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