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Date recorded as the time of writing.

Date of document

__/09/1839

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

Year of ship completion

1839

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

Place of build

Sunderland

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

Port of survey abbreviations

Sld

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

Document identity

No title

The listed port to which a given vessel belongs.

Port belonging to

Sunderland

The individual and/or organisation listed

Ship owner

Paull & Co

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

Document author

Thomas Boyes Simey

Name of surveyor.

Surveyor

Thomas Boyes Simey

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

Classification

A1 for 8 years

The name of the port/place of destination given.

Destined voyage

Oporto

A vessel’s means of propulsion.

Propulsion

Sail

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)

200

Types of timber used throughout a vessel’s construction

Timbering

AO - African Oak; EO - English Oak; FrO - French Oak; AmO - American Oak; StO - Stettin Oak

Type of timbering specifically utilised for the vessel’s interior.

Inside planking

FO - Foreigner Oak/Foreign Oak; AmO - American Oak; StO - Stettin Oak

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

Physical extent of a record.

Number of parts

1

Name of ship as recorded on the record

Ship name

Douro

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 Watson Junior

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

Country of build

United Kingdom

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

Survey number

1441

The country (flag) that a vessel is registered to, at the time of writing.

Country of registration

United Kingdom

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

Thomas Gowland

Location where the document is written.

Location of Document Creation

Sunderland

Location where a vessel’s survey was undertaken.

Location of Survey

Sunderland

Date of the meeting of the Classing Committee.

Date of Classing committee

04/10/1839

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

Rig

Sw - Snow

Type of fuel used onboard a vessel.

Fuel

Sail - Rigs

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)

219

Type of timbering specifically utilised for the vessel’s exterior.

Outside planking

AE - American Elm; StO - Stettin Oak; AO - African Oak; EO - English Oak; PP - Pitch Pine; YP - Yellow Pine

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

Measurement from the extreme outboard point of starboard to the extreme outboard point of port.

Extreme Breadth

23'

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