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

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

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

Broad categories and subdivisions of vessels related to their purpose or function.

Is machinery fitted at the aft of the vessel?

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

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

Maximum length of a vessel’s hull measured parallel to the waterline.

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

The individual and/or organisation listed

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


100A1 steel; 1 dk (iron) & web frames; well dk; +LMC 4/91; a & cp ( Report of Iron or Steel Steamer for Oscar, 2 April 1891 1891 )

+LMC 4/91 ( Report on machinery for Oscar, 2 March 1891 1891 )

A ship’s total internal capacity of a ship measured in register tons from the top of the floors to the tonnage deck.

Prescribed by flag/registration authorities, and usually excludes a small part of the stern. It is measured from the foreside of the stern at the extreme top to the afterside of the stern post.

Measurement from the underside of the upper deck on the centre line to the upper side of the bottom plating.

Location of construction for a vessel’s engines.

Location of engine build

Sunderland ( Report on machinery for Oscar, 2 March 1891 1891 )

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

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

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.

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

Confirmation as to whether the vessel was equipped with refrigeration machinery to aid in the transport of frozen or chilled cargo/goods.

Does the vessel possess an auxiliary power source?

Is electric lighting fitted to the vessel?

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

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

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

The listed port to which a given vessel belongs.

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

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

Tonnage derived by deducting from the gross register tonnage the capacity that in unavailable for cargo, e.g. machinery space, fuel, crew accommodation etc.

Also referred to as extreme breadth. The distance from the extreme starboard side to the extreme port side.

Description/specifications listed of the vessel’s engines and machinery. (The engines/machinery may have been surveyed separately before being assigned to a vessel).

Engine/Machinery details

Triple compound 3 cranks ( Report on machinery for Oscar, 2 March 1891 1891 )

The country, at the time of writing, where a vessel’s engines were constructed.

Country of engine build

United Kingdom ( Report on machinery for Oscar, 2 March 1891 1891 )

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