On This Day in Trinity House History – 13 February

1745

The Elder Brethren put in an order for buoy chain

Trinity House Court Minute:

“Notice having been given for proposals to be offered to the board this day for making buoy chains in the following manner:-

That every chain of twelve fathoms long shall not exceed 4ct. 2qrs. 0lbs
That the fidd plate and forelock shall not exceed 56 lbs.
That the shackle shall not exceed 16 lbs.
That there not be less than 42 links in a fathom.
and that there shall be four swivels in a twelve fathom chain,
and all the Iron that shall be made use of be first Ore Grounds Iron, particularly marked (L),
Three tenders received, one at five pence a pound and two at sixpence, and the former was accepted.”

Buoy chain testing on THV Galatea copyright Trinity House

Buoy chain testing on THV Galatea copyright Trinity House

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