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Date recorded as the time of writing.

Date of document

05/09/1895

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

Year of ship completion

1895

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

John Cran & Co

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

Yard no

36

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

Port of survey abbreviations

Lth

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

Document identity

Report on Machinery

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

05/09/1895

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

Master

J Mitchell

Location where the document is written.

Location of Document Creation

Leith

Location where a vessel’s survey was undertaken.

Location of Survey

Leith

Date of the meeting of the Classing Committee.

Date of Classing committee

17/09/1895

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

32

Location of construction for a vessel’s engines.

Location of engine build

Leith

Engine builder as written

John Cran & Co

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

Gwennie

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

Launch Date

07/08/1895

Name of the shipbuilder as it appears on the record.

Shipbuilder's signature

John Cran & Co

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

Place of build

Leith

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

Survey number

7924

The listed port to which a given vessel belongs.

Port belonging to

Manchester

The date of first visit by a surveyor.

Date of first survey

25/04/1895

The individual and/or organisation listed

Ship owner

The Manchester Ship Canal Co

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

Document author

Thomas Field

Name of surveyor.

Surveyor

Thomas Field

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

Classification

+LMC 9,95

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

Compound Inverted

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

Year of engine build

1895

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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