The Mercantile navy list. 1848 [4 issues], 49 [2 issues], 50-53,57-61,64-71,80,81,92-1939

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A great resource for maritime researchers marks the beginning of the Ships official number system . the ship list is layed out in two formats first by number then alphabetically . The PDF version is corrupt or has errors .
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Page 14 - ... the qualifications have been kept as low as possible; but it must be distinctly understood that it is the intention of the Board of Trade to raise the standard from time to time, whenever, as will no doubt be the case, the general attainments of officers in the Merchant Service shall render it possible to do so without inconvenience ; and Officers are strongly urged to employ their leisure hours, when in port, in the acquirement of the knowledge necessary to enable them to pass their examinations...
Page 13 - He must possess a sufficient knowledge of what he is required to do by law as to entry and discharge, and the management of his crew...
Page 216 - Trade shall from time to time issue and cause to be published a scale of medicines and medical stores suitable to accidents and diseases arising on sea voyages : (2.) The owner of every ship navigating between the United Kingdom and any place out of the same shall provide and cause to be...
Page 12 - ... unless at least one officer besides the master has obtained and possesses a valid certificate appropriate to the grade of only mate therein or to a higher grade ; and every person who, having been engaged to serve as master or as first or second or only mate of any foreign- going ship, or as master or first or only mate of a home trade passenger ship...
Page 12 - A certificate of competency for a foreign-going ship shall be deemed to be of a higher grade than the corresponding certificate for a home-trade...
Page 13 - He must know how to lay off the place of the ship on the chart, both by bearings' of known objects, and by latitude and longitude.
Page 14 - ... and will be allowed five hours to perform the work; at the expiration of which, if they have not finished, they will be declared to have failed, unless the Local Marine Board see fit to extend the time.
Page 13 - Mate, he must know how to moor and unmoor, and to keep a clear anchor ; to carry out an anchor ; to stow a hold ; and to make the requisite entries in the ship's log.
Page 12 - Passenger Ship, the first or only mate, (as the case may be,) have obtained and possess valid Certificates, either of Competency or Service, appropriate to their several stations in such ship, or of a higher grade ; and no such ship, if of...
Page 14 - If the applicant passes, he will receive a document from the examiner, which will entitle him to receive his certificate of competency from the shipping master at the port to which he has directed it to be forwarded. If his testimonials have been sent to the registrar to be verified, they will be returned with his certificate.

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