Lloyds classification clarified

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A while back I was puzzling over entries in the Lloyds register. This has now been clarified…

From Lloyds Register of Shipping rules.

+100A1

The + should be a “Maltese cross symbol and means that the ship was built under special survey

100 means it is a steel ship (will last 100 years) fit for sea-going service… Ermmmm, so about 12 years left then 😉

A means that the ship has been built into class in accordance with Lloyds’s Register Rules and Regulation, the ship is maintained in good and efficient condition.

1 means that the ship has onboard anchoring and mooring equipment in good and efficient condition.This last one is where the gorgeous bronze mooring bits come in.

*Big thanks to Richard Walker for help decoding *

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