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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.

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

Place of build

Ship Harbour Island, Cape Breton ( Survey Report for William, 14th September 1836 1836 )

The listed port to which a given vessel belongs.

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

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

The name of the port/place of destination given.

Destined voyage

Newport; Trading ( Survey Report for William, 14th September 1836 1836 )

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 William, 14th September 1836 1836 )

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.

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.

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

Port of survey abbreviations

Gns ( Survey Report for William, 14th September 1836 1836 )

The individual and/or organisation listed

Ship owner

Thourne Moullin & Co ( Survey Report for William, 14th September 1836 1836 )

Location where a vessel’s survey was undertaken.

Recorded information related to a vessel’s movements.

Voyage information

Guernsey; Newport; Trading ( Survey Report for William, 14th September 1836 1836 )

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

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

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)

278 ( Survey Report for William, 14th September 1836 1836 )

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.

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