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Address on the Classification of Shipping free pdf Excerpt from Address on the Classification of Shipping: Delivered to the Clyde Sailing and Steamship Owner's Associations at Glasgow, 19th December, 1887, Nathaniel, Dunlop, Esq., In the Chair In the "Annals of Lloyd's Register," published for the information of the subscribers in 1884, - the jubilee year of that Society - we find it stated that "although marine insurance is probably as old as maritime commerce, and classification of some kind coeval with them, the first recorded attempt to establish anything like an organised Registry dates back no further than last century, and may be said to have been initiated by Mr Edward Lloyd, at his coffee-house in Lombard Street, where he first published 'Lloyd's News, ' in 1696, and in 1726 the world-famous 'Lloyd's Lists, ' which continue to this day." Those earliest ship lists are said "to contain the germs of the Register of Shipping, which came into existence at some period during last century, and which, besides being the first English Classification Society of which there is any record, is the parent of all other Shipping Registries now in existence." It is further stated that "the oldest copy of a Register of Shipping in the library of Lloyd's Register Office, indeed, so far as can be ascertained, the oldest copy of any book of the kind at present in existence, is dated 1764/65/66, and its singed edges bear evidence of having passed through the flames which laid the Royal Exchange, with all Lloyds records, in ashes in 1838." A specimen page of this old volume is given in the "Annals," which shows the information it contains very complete for its time, "an evidence that it was probably not the first of its kind." The classes there assigned were designated by the vowels - A, E, I, O, U - which referred to the hulls- while G, M, B, - the initial letters of "Good," "Middling," and "Bad," - related to the equipment. The next volume in the library is dated 1768/69, and the third is dated 1775/76, and in the latter "for the first time appears the old, familiar class Al." About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Robert Duncan
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1332097308
EAN : 10009781332097302
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 28 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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