Excerpt: Lloyd's Register, 1800

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Excerpt: Lloyd's Register, 1800

Description

The Lloyd's register was created in the 1700's to track the make and condition of ships merchants used for transporting goods. This page from the 1800 edition shows the entry for the ship Palmyra, which would wreck on Palmyra atoll two years later and bestow its namesake. The columns are a bit dated and confusing, but the important information is as follows:

Ship Name and type: Palmyra, S (general ship), W&C (flathead with copper over boards)
Captain: S. Sowle
Tonnage (how much cargo it can hold): 227lbs
Home Port: Rhode Island
Age (in years): 2
Builder: Clark & C.
Draught when loaded (distance from water line to hull): 14-18ft Surveying Port: London and St. Jago (modern day Santiago)
Class of Ship: A and 1 (meaning first class and first quality)

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Archive.org

Publisher

Lloyd's Register

Date

1800

Rights

Public Domain

Language

English

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“Excerpt: Lloyd's Register, 1800,” Palmyra Archive, accessed October 23, 2018, http://palmyraarchive.org/items/show/185.

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