Abstract of the Laws and Regulations Relating to Shipping in the Port of London

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S.W. Rowsell, 1842 - Maritime law - 82 pages
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Page 55 - ... of the stem and the forepart of the stern-post into six equal parts. Depths : at the foremost, the middle, and the aftermost of those points of division, measure in feet and decimal parts of a foot the depths from the under side of the upper deck to the ceiling at the limber strake. In the case of a break in the upper deck, the depths are to be measured from a line stretched in a continuation of the deck. Breadths : divide each of those...
Page 3 - For the purposes of this section, the council of a borough includes the mayor, aldermen, and commons of the City of London in common council assembled, and the council of a metropolitan borough.
Page 56 - ... the under side of the upper deck at the middle point of the length ; and, thirdly, the depth from the under side of the upper deck down the pump-well to the skin ; multiply these three dimensions together, and divide the product by one hundred and thirty, and the quotient will be the amount of the register tonnage of such ships.
Page 56 - ... in feet and decimal parts of a foot from the foremost to the aftermost bulk-head, then multiply the said length by the depth of the ship or vessel at the midship division, as aforesaid, and the product by the inside breadth at the same division at...
Page 72 - That when both vessels have the wind large or a-beam, and meet, they shall pass each other in the same way on the larboard hand, to effect which two last-mentioned objects the helm must be put to port...
Page 73 - When steamers must inevitably or necessarily cross so near that by continuing their respective courses, there would be a risk of collision, each vessel must put her helm to port, so as always to pass on the larboard side of each other; 6.
Page 72 - And whereas the recognised rule for sailing vessels is, that those having the wind fair shall give way to those on a wind. That when both are going by the wind, the vessel on the starboard tack shall keep her wind and the one on the larboard tack bear up, thereby passing each other on the larboard hand. That when both vessels have the wind large or a-beam, and meet, they shall pass each other in the same way on the larboard hand...
Page 73 - When steam vessels on different courses must unavoidably or necessarily cross so near that by continuing their respective courses there would be a risk of coming in collision, each vessel shall put her helm to port, so as always to pass on the larboard side of each other.
Page 72 - October, 1840. The attention of this Corporation having been directed to the numerous, severe, and, in some instances, fatal accidents, which have resulted from the collision of vessels navigated by STEAM; and it appearing to be indispensably necessary, in order to guard against the recurrence of similar calamities, that a regulation should be established for the guidance and government of persons...
Page 55 - If the vessel have a poop or half-deck, or a break in the upper deck, measure the inside mean length, breadth, and height of such part thereof as may be included within the bulkhead; multiply these three measurements together, and, dividing the product by 92.4, the quotient will be the number of tons to be added to the result as above found.

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