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Encyclopedia > Lloyd's Register of Shipping

The Lloyd's Register Group is an independent risk management organisation providing risk assessment and risk mitigation solutions and management systems certification. Historically it specialised in the maritime sector. Now it also works in several other sectors, including the rail sector.

Like the famous international insurance market, Lloyd's of London, Lloyd's Register owes its name and foundation to the 17th century coffee house in London frequented by merchants, marine underwriters, and others, all connected with shipping. The owner, Edward Lloyd, helped them to exchange information by circulating a printed sheet of all the news he heard. Lloyds of London is a British insurance market. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Greater London and the Regions of England. ... Edward Lloyd (d. ...

In 1760, the Register Society was formed by the customers of the coffee house. The Society printed the first Register of Ships in 1764 in order to give both underwriters and merchants an idea of the condition of the vessels they insured and chartered. The classification of "A1", from which the expression A1 at Lloyd's is derived, first appeared in the 1775-1776 edition of the Register. 1760 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the year 1776. ...

Other than this historical connection, Lloyd's Register is unrelated to Lloyd's of London. Lloyds of London is a British insurance market. ...

Lloyd's Register is published annually in two editions which contain information on all merchant ships afloat above 100 tons.

Lloyd's Register Society supervises the construction of ships and their machinery at every stage in the process and continues to survey ships throughout their working lifetime. The society has comprehensive rules relating to the construction of ships and machinery, steel testing, and other aspects of ship seaworthiness. The society employs a larg staff of ship surveyors, engine surveyors, steel testing surveyors, forging inspectors, and electrical engineers. These employees are stationed at ports around the world. An engineers degree is an academic degree which is intermediate in rank between a masters degree and a doctorate; it is occasionally to be encountered in the United States in technical fields. ...

Of 29,763 steam and motor vessels upwards of 100 tons afloat in 1939, 13,694 were built under the direct supervision of the Register Society. 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Lloyd's Register is a UK Notified Body, under The Railways (Interoperability) (Notified Bodies) Regulations 2000, in six TSI areas: Control Centres and Signalling, Energy, Infrastructure, Maintenance, Operations, and Rolling Stock. UK Notified Bodies (UK NoBos) are UK bodies authorised to assess the compatibility of works or equipment with Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) as part of the system to effectively and safely allow the interoperability of railway services within the European Union. ...

External link

  • Lloyd's Register (http://www.lr.org/corporate_information/brief_history.htm)



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