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Date recorded as the time of writing.

Date of document


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

Year of ship completion


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.


Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd

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

Yard no


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

Port of survey abbreviations


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

Document identity

Steel Steamer

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

First entry?


The date of last visit by a surveyor.

Date of latest survey


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

Rankin Gilmour & Co

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

Document author

James Gregory; E J Milton

Name of surveyor.


E J Milton

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


+100A1; Lloyds A & CP; +LMC 5,18; FD; Cargo Battens not fitted in tween Decks; Carryg Oil fuel F P above 150 F in DB

A vessel’s means of propulsion.



Is the steamer assisted by sail?

Sail assisted steamer


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?


Does the vessel possess an auxiliary power source?



Is electric lighting fitted to the vessel?

Electric light fitted?


The official record pronounced by the Committee

Loss or disposal


Vessel’s place of loss or disposal/last known recorded location.

Place of ship loss

South Coast of England

Recorded date for the vessel’s loss or disposal.

Date of loss, disposal or incident


Physical extent of a record.

Number of parts


Name of ship as recorded on the record

Ship name

War Buffalo

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

Launch Date


Name of the shipbuilder as it appears on the record.

Shipbuilder's signature

Richard Garlick

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

Place of build

Howdon, Newcastle on Tyne

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

Survey number


The listed port to which a given vessel belongs.

Port belonging to


The date of first visit by a surveyor.

Date of first survey


The individual and/or organisation listed

Ship owner

The Shipping Controller

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


F E Hill

Location where the document is written.

Location of Document Creation

Newcastle on Tyne

Location where a vessel’s survey was undertaken.

Location of Survey

Newcastle on Tyne

Date of the meeting of the Classing Committee.

Date of Classing committee


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

Material of construction


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

Gross Register Tonnage


Is machinery fitted at the aft of the vessel?

Machinery aft?


Generally a smaller additional auxiliary boiler (often used while the vessel is at port).

Is a donkey boiler fitted?


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?


Contextual information related to the reasons of the vessel’s loss or disposal.

Circumstances of loss or disposal

Torpedoed & Abandoned, Presumed Sunk

The country or national waters where a vessel is lost/disposed of, or last recorded.

Country of loss or disposal


Recorded information relating the specific cargo being conveyed.


oil fuel

Pertinent, useful or interesting recorded content.

Notes - interesting informations

Also refers to Vessel War Quail

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