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PART II.

BRITISH SHIPS-THEIR OWNERSHIP, MEASURE

MENT, AND REGISTRY.

Application 17. Application of Part II. of Act.

Description and Ownership of British Ships.

18. Description and Ownership of British Ships. 19. British Ships, with certain Exceptions, must be registered.

Meusurement of Tonnage.

20. Tonnage Deck; Feet; Deciinals. 21. Rule 1. For Ships to be registered, and other Ships of

which the Hold is clear. 22. Rule || For Ships not requiring Registry or with Cargo on

board. 23. Allowance for Engine Room in Steamers. To be rateable

in ordinary Steamers. May be measured where the Space is unusually large or small. Mode of Measure

ment. 24. Open Ships, how measured. 25. Tonnage and Number of Certificate to be carved on Main

Beam. 26. Tonnage, when once ascertained, to be ever after deemed

the Tonnage. 27. Re-measurement of Ships already registered may be made,

but not to be compulsory. 28. Power to re-measure Engine Rooms improperly extended. 29. Officers may be appointed and Regulations made for Mea

surement of Ships.

· Registry of British Ships.

30. Registrars of British Ships. 31. Substitution of Governor abroad for Commissioners of

Customs, and of Congul for Justice. 32. Registrar to keep Register Books. 33. Port of Registry of British Ship. 34. Name of Ship. 35. Application for Registry, by whom to be made. 36. Survey of Ship. 37. Rules as to Entries in Register Book. 38. Declaration of Ownership by individual Owner. 39. Declaration of Ownership by Body Corporate, 40. Evidence to be produced on Registry.

41. Penalty on Builder for false Certificate. 42. Particulars of Entry in Register Book. 43. No Notice taken of Trusts.

Certificate of Registry.

44. Certificate of Registry to be granted. 45. Change of Owners to be indorsed on Certificate of Registry. 46. Change of Master to be endorsed on Certificate of Registry. 47. Power to grant new Certificate. 48. Provision in case of Loss, &c. of Certificate. 49. Provisional Certificate, when to be delivered up. 50. Custody of Certificate; Delivery of Certificate may be

required; Penalty for Detention. 51. Mode of proceeding if detaining Party abscond. 52. Penalty for using improper Certificate. 53. Certificate of Ship lost or ceasing to be British to be deli

vered up. 54. Provisional Certificate for Ship becoming vested in British

Owners at Foreign Port.

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55. Transfer of Ships or Shares therein. 56. Declaration to be made by Transferree. 57. Registration of Transfer. 58. Transmission of Shares by Death, Bankruptcy, or Marriage. 59. Proof of Transmission by Bankruptcy, Marriage, Will, or

on Intestacy. 60. Registration of transmitted Share. 61. Registrar to retain certain Evidence. 62. Unqualified Owner entitled by Transmission may apply to

Court for Sale of Ship. 63. Order to be made by Court. 64. Limit of Time for Application. 65. Power of Courts to prohibit Transfers.

· Mortgages.

66. Mortgage of Ships and Shares therein. 67. Mortgages to be registered in Order of Time of Production, 68. Entry of Discharge of Mortgage. 69. Priority of Mortgages. 70. Mortgagee not to be deemed Owner. 71. Mortgagee to have Power of Sale. 72. Rights of Mortgagee not affected by any Act of Bankruptcy

of Mortgagor. 73. Transfer of Mortgages. 74. Transmission of Interest of Mortgages by Death, Bank.

ruptcy, or Marriage. 75. Entry of transmitted Mortgage.

Certificates of Mortgage and Sale.

76. Powers of Mortgage and Sale may be conferred by Certi

ficate. 77. Requisites for Certificates of Mortgage and Sale. 78. Restrictions on Certificates of Mortgage and Sale. 79. Forms of Certificates of Mortgage and Sale. 80. Rules as to Certificates of Mortgage. 81. Rules as to Certificates of Sale. 82. Power of Commissioners of Customs in case of Loss of

Certificate of Mortgage or Sale. 83. Revocation of Certificates of Mortgage and Sale.

Registry anew and Transfer of Registry.

84. Alteration in Ship to be registered. 85. On Alteration Registry anew may be required. 86. Grant of Provisional Certificate in respect of Alteration. 87. Consequence of Omission to register anew. 88. On Change of Owners, Registry anew may be granted, if

required. 89. Registry may be transferred from Port to Port. . 90. Manner of Transfer of Registry. 91. Transfer of Registry not to affect Rights of Owners.

Registry, Miscellaneous.

92. Inspection of Register Books. 93. Indemnity to Registrar. 94. Return to be made by Registrars to Commissioners of

Customs. 95. Application of Fees. 96. Commissioners of Customs to provide, and, with Consent

of Board of Trade, may alter Forms and issue Instruc

tions. 97. Power to Registrar to dispense with Declarations and other

Evidence. bg Decimmierina 98. Power for Commissioners or Governor in special Cases to

grant a Pass to a Ship not registered. 99. Provision for cases of Infancy or other Incapacity. 100. Liabilities of Owners.

Forgery.

101. Punishment for Forgery. :

National Character.

102. National Character of Ship to be declared before Clea

rance. 103. Penalties :

for unduly assuming a British Character :

124. Business of such Offices generally. 125. Fees to be paid upon Engagements and Discharges. 126. Masters to pay Fees, and to deduct Part from Wages;

Proviso as to Excess. 127. Penalty on Shipping Masters taking other Remuneration. 128. Business of Shipping Offices may be transacted at Custom

Houses. 129. In London Sailors Homes may be Shipping Offices. 130. Dispensation with Shipping Master's Superintendence.

Examinations and Certificates of Masters und Mates.

131. Examinations to be instituted for Masters and Mates. 132. Powers of Board of Trade over Examinations. 133. Fees to be paid by Applicants for Examination. 134. Certificates of Competency to be granted to those who pass. 135. Certificates of Service to be delivered to Persons who

served as Masters or Mates before 1851, and to certain Naval Officers; and Certificates of Service for Home Trade Passenger Ships to be delivered to Persons who have served as Masters or Mates in such Ships before the

1st January 1854. 136. No Foreign-going Ship or Home Trade Passenger Ship

to proceed to Sea without Certificates of the Master and

Mates. 137. Certificates for Foreign-going Ships available for Home

Trade Passenger Ships. 138. The Registrar to record Grants, Cancellations, &c. of

Certificates; Duplicates and Entries to be Evidence. 139. In case of Loss a Copy to be granted. 140. Penalties for false Representations ; for forging or altering

or fraudulently using or lending any Certificate.

Apprenticeships to the Sea Smrice. 141. Shipping Masters to assist in binding Apprentices, and

may receive Fees. 142. Indentures of Boys bound Apprentices to Sea Service by

Guardians or Overseers to be witnessed by Two Justices. 143. Indentures of Apprenticeship to be exempt from Stamp

Duty, and recorded. 144. Rules to govern Apprenticeship of Paupers in Great Britain

and Ireland, respectively. 145. Apprentices and their Indentures to be brought before

Shipping Master before each Voyage in a Foreign-going
Ship.

Engagement of Seamen. 146. Board of Trade may license Persons to procure Seamen. 147. Penalties: for supplying Seamen without Licence ; for

employing unlicensed Persons ; for receiving Seamen illegally supplied.

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