Title: Annals of Lloyd's Register 1834-1884 : Being a Sketch of the Origin, Constitution, and Progress of Lloyd's Register of British & Foreign Shipping.
Publisher:  Lloyd's, London, 1884,
Seller ID: 97257
(Lloyd's). Annals of Lloyd's Register 1834 - 1884 : Being a Sketch of the Origin, Constitution, and Progress of Lloyd's Register of British & Foreign Shipping. London : (Lloyd's), MDCCCLXXXIV . Pp (4),[v]-x,-166 + portrait frontispiece + engraved title page + 1 portrait plate + 5 tables (1 folding). Large 8vo, olive cloth, gilt decoration and lettering to front board and spine, all edges gilt, bevelled edges. Contents : 1. Early History of Classification. Marine Insurance. Lloyd's Coffee-house. Ships' Lists. Oldest Shipping Registers. Books dated 1764-65-66, 1768-69, and 1775-76. 2. Constitution and Working of Underwriters' Register or Green Book. Surveyors. Members of Committee. Symbols and Rules of Classification. Records in Register Book. 3. Shipowners' Register or Red Book. Explana tions of their Plan. Criticisms on Green Book. Symbols of Classification in Red Book. 4. Subscribers to the two Books. Symbols of Classificationin Green Book re-altered. Amount of Subscription. Number of Vessels in the two Books. Notation of Chain Cables. Records of Early Steamers. Early Steam Navigation. Curious Records. Shipbuilding Practices. 5. Rival Registers. Expressions of Dissatisfaction. Mr. John Marshall. His advocacy of Radical Changes in Systems of Classing. Arguments adduced. Inquiry demanded. Committee of Inquiry appointed. 6. Committee of Inquiry. Their Report. Suggestions and Financial Plans for Establishment of National Registry. Collapse of the Movement. 7. Decay of two Registers. Special Committee of Lloyd's. Proposed Fusion of the two Books. Outline of proposed Constitution. Conference. Provisional Committee formed. Proposed Rules and Regulations. Financial Plans. First Edition of " Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping " produced. Permanent Committee appointed. 8. Composition of Permanent Committee. Number and size of Ships in Mercantile Marine in 1834, Early Rules for Shipbuilding. Restoration of Vessels to the A Character. Early Machinery Surveys. Staff ofSurveyors in 1834. Shipwright and Nautical Surveyors. Continuation Sur veys Tables for Wood Materials. 9. Society now fully established. Classification upon a proper Basis. Application from Outports for more enlarged Representation. Especially from Liverpool. Establishment of a Liverpool Register. Proposed Amalgamation with Lloyd's Register. Amalgamation effected. 10. Excellence of New Rules for Construction and Classification of Ships. Commercial Depression. Financial Condition of Society. Report of Select Committee of House of CommonsGrowth of the Society. Report of General Shipowners' Society. Public Opinion regarding the Register. Number of Vessels Classed per Annum. 11. Iron Ships. Surveyors' Reports on Iron Shipbuilding. Iron Rules of 1854. Rules for Sun'ey of Iron Ships. Mr. Ritchie on the Society's Operations.- Survey of Iron Steamers. 12. Corrosion of Iron Ships. Experiments in sheathing them. Composite Ships. Preparation of Rules for building them. 13. Applications from the Provinces in 1863 for share in Management. Liverpool Proposals. Extension of the Committee. Outport Members added. Representation of Shipbuilders not allowed. Underwriters' Registry for Iron Vessels. Proposals for Amalgamation discussed. Finally rejected. Liverpool Committee of Lloyd's Register. Enlarged Powers. 14. Revision of Rules for Iron Ships in 1863. Reports of Shipbuilders and Surveying Staff. Objections to Old System of classifying Iron Ships. New S}Tnbols adopted. Periodical Surveys for Iron Ships. Amendments in Tables of Scantlings. Revision of Iron Rules in 1870. Mr. Waymouth's Proposals. Dimensions adopted in lieu of Tonnage as a basis for Scantlings. New Symbols. 15. Alteration in Rules for Wood Shipsin 1857. Special Survey Mark + instituted. Classes for Foreign-built S hips. Diagonal Doubling. Alteration in Rules for Wood Ships in 1870. Salting. MLxed Material Rule. Improved Classes to Wood Materials. Still further improved in 1878. Defective Equipment. 16. Surveyors abroad. North American Timber and Shipbuilding. Appointment of Surveyors for Canada ; also to Holland and Belgium, &c. Surveyors appointed for Shanghai ; also ports in Italy and Austria. Mr. Waymouth's visit to Genoa. Present number of Foreign Surveyors. 17. Equipment Rules in 1834. Supplemented in 1846. Testing of Chains. Rules of 1853. Table 22 issued. Equipment Rules of 1862. Poplar Proving House: its establishment and close. More stringent Requirements in 1863. Chain and Anchors Act of 1871. Proving Houses now under Control of the Society. 18. Rules for Survey of Machinery in 1834. Resolutions of the Committee in 1873. Engineer Surveyors appointed. Dangerous arrangements of Pipes and Sea-cocks. Surveyors' Reports. Machinery Rules. Extent of Machinery Surveys. 19. Manufacture of Steel in i860. Steel Shipbuilding in 1862, 1864, and 1866. Steel tests in 18 67. Bessemer and Siemens-Martin Processes. Steel "resurrection" in 1877. Investigations by Society's Officers. Its use for Ships and Boilers. Tonnage of Steel Shipping. Steel Castings. Inspection of Forgings. 20. Royal School of Naval Architecture. Royal Naval College. Private Students. Grant for Scholarship. Conditions of Competition. 21. Classification of Yachts undertaken. Yacht Register instituted. Its Growth. Special Classes for Fishing Vessels. 22. Draught of Water in Early Register Books. Awning-deck Vessels. Their Load-line. Committee's decision challenged. Judgment of Court of Law thereon. Spar-deck Vessels. Board of Trade detention of Overladen Vessels. Action of Committee in regard to Load-line Question. Tables of Freeboard. 23. Representation of Outports on Committee. Proposed extension. Sub-Committee appointed. Decision of General Committee. Present Constitution of Committee. 24. Pensions to Society's Officers. Insurance Scheme. Mr. Waymouth's suggestions on the subject. Pension Scheme adopted by the Committee. 25. The present Register Book. Comparison with that of 1834. Recent Additions. Number of Subscribers now ; also in 1834. Comparative Tonnages at the two dates. The Posting of Alterations in the Book. 26. Personal. Mr. Thomas Chapman. Mr. W.H. Tindall. List of Chairmen, Deputy-Chairmen, and Chairmen of Sub-Commit tees of Classification, from 1834 to 1884. Early Members of Committee. Early Officers. Principal Officers to present time. Confidence of Government in Society's Officials. Royal Commissions, &c., on which Society has been represented. 27. Conclusion. Some wrinkling to plates, else a lovelycopy. With a presentation bookplate from Lloyd's register to The Most Nobl e the Marquis of Ailsa. 200.00