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Record No: mha00000409
Title: Bureau Veritas (Registre Veritas)
Dates: 1829-1985
Location: MHA microfilm cabinet
Extent: 153 reels microfilm, 3 bound volumes
Restrictions: No restrictions.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: The Bureau Veritas, founded in Antwerp in 1828, is the second oldest and second largest ship classification society in the world. Its publication, the Registre Veritas, contains a mass of information on merchant ships from all over the world.

The Registre Veritas contains a great deal of information not in Lloyd`s Register. The Bureau attracted a different group of shipowners, especially as the modes of shipping changed. As steam and steel took over from sail and wood, the Bureau tended to be the society chosen by those European and American owners who clung to the sailing vessels. It also had greater appeal to firms in 'Latin' Europe and South America.

Source: Taken from "Registre Veritas, 1829-1974", Clearwater Publishing Co., New York.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright restrictions do apply.
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 47
Subject: Bureau Veritas
Subject: Registre Veritas

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