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Teviotdale Final Voyage - Mission Statement

Extract from National Maritime Museum Articles

Our thanks go to the National Maritime Museum (NMM) in London, UK for information and articles of interest about the Teviotdale and it's Masters certificates. The National Maritime Museum is part of the Royal Museums of Greenwich (RMG).

The extract below is a transcript of the wording found in the log-book for the final voyage of the clipper ship Teviotdale.     Reproduced with the kind permission of RMG/NMM

Mission Statement
The several persons whose names are hereto subscribed and whose descriptions are listed below are engaged as sailors and hereby agree to serve on the said ship, in the several capacities expressed against their respective names on a voyage from:

The Tay to Bombay and to any ports or places in the: East Indies, China, Arabian and Eastern Seas, West Indies, Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, North and South America, The United States of America.  To and fro as circumstances permit for a period not exceeding three years and back to final port of discharge in the United Kingdom or on the Continent of Europe with power to call at any place for orders.

Signed by:
  Robert Jones on this 21st day of July 1876.

We will soon be adding digitized visual extracts from our copy of the original ships mission statement and crew list. Check on the home page for latest news. SMJ/ROH 6th June 2014.

The Teviotdale 1876
In full sail in the English Channel.

© Stuart McEwen Jenkins