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What is meant by Plimsoll’s mark?

February 10, 2017 | Author: | Posted in General Knowledge

Plimsoll’s mark consists of a disk and letters painted in white on the outside of a British ship’s hull to indicate the limit to which the vessel may be loaded at various seasons in salt and in fresh water. It is, in other words, a “load line.” Plimsoll’s mark was named for Samuel Plimsoll (1824-1898), …

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What is the origin of “A Number One?”

December 19, 2016 | Author: | Posted in History, Insurance

A Number One in the sense of prime, superior or first-rate originated with a symbol used in classifying ships in Lloyd’s Register of British and Foreign Shipping, a yearly publication dealing with the design and construction of vessels of all nations and with data about docks and harbors. Beginning with its issue of 1775-4776, Lloyd’s …

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