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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.

Shipbuilder

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

Place of build

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

Document identity

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

First entry?

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

Location where the document is written.

Location of Document Creation

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

Rig

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

Location of construction for a vessel’s engines.

Location of engine build
Engine builder as written

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?

Name of ship as recorded on the record

Ship name

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

Launch Date

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

Yard no

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

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

Port of registry

The individual and/or organisation listed

Ship owner

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

Master

The name of the port/place of destination given.

Destined voyage

A vessel’s means of propulsion.

Propulsion

Is the steamer assisted by sail?

Sail assisted steamer

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

Engine type

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

Year of engine build

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?

Auxillary

Is electric lighting fitted to the vessel?

Electric light fitted?

Physical extent of a record.

Number of parts

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