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Name of ship as recorded on the record

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

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

Port of survey abbreviations

Liv ( Survey Report for Martha, 24th May 1859 1859 )

The individual and/or organisation listed

Ship owner

H B Watson & Co ( Survey Report for Martha, 24th May 1859 1859 )

Name of surveyor.

Surveyor

Senhouse Martindale ( Survey Report for Martha, 24th May 1859 1859 )

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

Classification

A1 for 4 years ( Survey Report for Martha, 24th May 1859 1859 )

The name of the port/place of destination given.

A vessel’s means of propulsion.

Is the steamer assisted by sail?

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 ( Survey Report for Martha, 24th May 1859 1859 )

Does the vessel possess an auxiliary power source?

Is electric lighting fitted to the vessel?

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

Year of ship completion

1856 ( Survey Report for Martha, 24th May 1859 1859 )

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

Place of build

Cape Breton ( Survey Report for Martha, 24th May 1859 1859 )

The listed port to which a given vessel belongs.

Port belonging to

Liverpool ( Survey Report for Martha, 24th May 1859 1859 )

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

Location where a vessel’s survey was undertaken.

Location of Survey

Birkenhead; Liverpool ( Survey Report for Martha, 24th May 1859 1859 )

Recorded information related to a vessel’s movements.

Voyage information

Birkenhead; Liverpool; Malta ( Survey Report for Martha, 24th May 1859 1859 )

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

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

Material of construction

Wood ( Survey Report for Martha, 24th May 1859 1859 )

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)

123 ( Survey Report for Martha, 24th May 1859 1859 )

Is machinery fitted at the aft of the vessel?

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

Is a donkey boiler fitted?

No ( Survey Report for Martha, 24th May 1859 1859 )

Name of the Proving House responsible for the public testing and certification of a vessel’s anchors and/or chain cables.

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