Report of the Meetings Volume 27

Report of the Meetings Volume 27

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ... latter 962 last year. There is also a precis of the special inquiries instituted into the causes of wrecks and casualties, abstracts of the whole being given in twenty-five tables, affording a comparative and statistical record of wrecks and casualties, further elucidated by the Wreck Chart now published annually, copies of which may be had from the Queen's printers, and are republished in the ' Lifeboat Journal' of the National Life-Boat Institution, to which I would earnestly recommend all interested to become subscribers. It will be observed by the Wreck Chart, that there are few wrecks on the coast of Scotland; and although there are only eleven life-boats, Scotland is provided with as good means of saving life as any part of the United Kingdom, seeing that by the report of the Edinburgh Board of Fisheries, Decemherl854, there were stationed on the coasts of Scotland, Shetland, Orkney, and Isle of Man, 10,891 fishing-boats, manned by 40,359 fishermen, hundreds of which could be readily converted into el-I-icient life-boats, with experienced crews. There must be many stations on our coasts requiring life-boats, as will be seen by the Wreck Chart, which shows by spots and crosses the position of the wrecks and damaged vessels on the coasts of the United Kingdom to have amounted to 987 casualties in the year 1854-;---that of these, 431 were total wrecks, and 53 vessels sunk by collision, making the number totally lost 4-84 Of vessels stranded and damaged, so as to be obliged to discharge their cargoes, there were 4-62; those by collision, 4-l, amounting to 503, making the total number of wrecks and casualties 987 vessels. The loss of life, as far as can be ascertained, amounted to 154-9 lives in 1854-, being...
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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 585g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961374
  • 9781236961372