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Author Name:    Lloyd's

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 [1884]. Pp (4),[v]-x,[1]-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 Commons—Growth 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


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