Unsafe Ships

Unsafe Ships

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Return of All Ships ordered by the Board of Trade, or its Officers, to be Provisionally Detained for Survey as Unsafe....from 1st July 1886 to 30th June 1887 [and subsequent years],

giving the names of owners of those ships which have been dismantled, broken up, or converted into hulks, etc.;

together with summaries showing respectively the total number of ships ordered to be detained as unsafe.....since the 1st October 1876, distinguishing between those cases in which the ships were found safe, or unsafe

London, printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1887-1903.

6 reports. folio [32x21cm]. disbound. between 10 and 16 pages to each report.

generally good condition. paper a little brittle in places. Law Society library stamp to first page.

fascinating reports containing detailed tables on sail and steam ships, including details of the ship, where detained, by whom reported, nature of defects, result of survey, subsequent action, result of appeal, and crews' willingness or otherwise to proceed to sea in the ship.

6 reports in all for the years 1887, 1890, 1895, 1898, 1901, 1903