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London :
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED

AT THE
"SHIPPING WORLDOFFICE,
GRESHAM PRESS BUILDINGS, LITTLE BRIDGE STREET,

1890.

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491629 QUAYSIDE,

NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE,

Manufacturers and Sole Proprietors of

HOLZAPFEL'S INTERNATIONAL

ANTIFOULING COMPOSITION,

The Strongest Antifouler made.
HOLZAPFEL'S

NATIONAL ANTIFOULING COMPOSITION,

Specially Prepared for North Atlantic, Baltic, and Home Trades.

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The most reliable Paint against atmospheric influences. The cheapest ::::: ::and best protective Raint martyfactured.:

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Quick drying ready for use. "Price 30s. per cwt.

Manufacturers of HOLZAPFEL'S Genuine

“IRahtjen's Patent" Composition.

BRANCHES: 116, Fenchurch Street, London, E.C. ERPOOL, CARDIFF, AND GLASGOW.

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This is the fourth issue of the “Shipping World Year Book." Important additions and improvements upon former editions have been made ; and the present volume contains, all in alphabetical ord r, THE TARIFFS OF ALL NATIONS, AND OF THE COLONIES; THE FIRST COMPLETE PORT AND HARBOUR DIRFCTORY OF THE BRITISH ISLES ever published, and A DIRECTORY OF THE PRINCIPAL PORTS OF THE WORLD, giving Accommodation, Charges, Tides, Trades, Pil tage, Towage, and Officials; with all necessary information required by Masters, Engineers, and Merchants.

The book also contains, with other information :Almanack, Admiralty Notes, Agreements, Astronomical Definitions, Balance Sheet of Commerce, a list of British Consuls and a Table of Consular Fees, Digest of Shipping Acts, Documents required for Clearing Ships, Engineering Notes, Information regarding the Examination of Masters and Engineers, Foreign Mon, ys Weights and Measurers, Foreign Mails, Freights, Imporis and Exports, Instruments of the Weather. Lighthouses, Load Line Tables, Measurement of Ships, Merchant Shipping Act (Digest), Navies of Europe, Pilotage Laws, Public Debt of Foreign Countries, Powers of the Board of Trade, Postal Information, Rates of Freights, Removal of Wre ks, Sal ng Rules, Shipping Terms (Commercial), Stamp Duties, the Suez Canal, Trade Statistics of the most recent da es, valuable scientific information, specially prepared tables, calculators and guides for men engaged in Commerce and Navigation.

The Pilotage and Towage rates are included in the Port Directory instead of under separate headings, thus enabling the reader to have at once before him all the information concerning each poit.

We have again to mike grateful acknowledgment to many of our subscribers, to the various port authorities of the United Kingdom and the Colonies, and throughout the world, and to Her Majesty's and the United States' Consuls abroad, for excellent and ungrudging service in correcting past errors, supplying new facts, and making the necessary alterations for this Edition of 1890.

THE EDITOR.

Gresham Press Buildings,

Little Bridge Stret, London.

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ST. JOHN'S WORKS, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

INDIA RUBBER VALVES.

FIBRE VALVES. AMIANTHUS CLOTH PACKING for Triple Expansion STEAM PACKINGS OF ALL KINDS.

MANHOLE WASHERS. Leather and Rubber Deck lbose PUMP AND SERVICE LEATHER.

&c., &c., &c.

WRITE FOR PRICE LISTS AND TERMS.

BRANCHES AT

Dale St., LIVERPOOL; Bute Docks, CARDIFF; 15, Walbrook, LONDON.

The Shipping World Year Book

AND

Port Directory.

ALMAN AGK FOR 1890.

ARTICLES OF THE CALENDAR FOR THE YEAR 1890. Golden Number ... ... 10 Dominical Letter... ... F Epact ...

9

Roman Indiction...
Solar Cycle

23 | Julian Period ... ... 6603

ON

ECLIPSES.
June 17th-Annular Eclipse of the Sun, visible as a partial Eclipse

at Greenwich. 8.20 a.m.
Nov. 25th - Partial Eclipse of the Moon, invisible at Greenwich.

First contact, 1.28 p.m.
December 11th—Total Eclipse of the Sun, invisible at Greenwich.

The Year 5651 of the Jewish Era commences on Sept. 15, 1890.
Ramadân (Month of Abstinence observed by the Turks) commences

on April 21, 1890.
The Year 1308 of the Mohammedan Era commences on August 17,

1890.

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