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Steam Vessel – who pleaded guilty to having unduly
weighted the Safety of that vessel when the stipendiary
Magistrate for the Borough before whom the case
was heard convicted him in the instigated Penalty of
£15 and costs –– In the course of the Engineers
explanation of the circumstances under which he
over-weighted the said Safety Valve, it appears that
Thomas Gray the Master was cognizant of the fact
in consequence thereof I applied for a summons against
him – he however being in Court waived the Service of
such Summons and assented to the case being
then and there heard when the Magistrate convicted
him in the instigated Penalty of £5 and costs.
The facts as stated are as follow––ing
On a Passage from hence to Sunderland – having
a Brig in Tow – wind blowing on shore – the
Engineer went below and took the Key of the Safety
Valve Box out of the Master's pocket who he stated
was asleep at the time – and weighted the Valve on
their way back from Sunderland to Hull he told the
Master what he had done – and – in consequence of
the Master not having the extra weight removed
immediately he arrived at Hull, but allowed the vessel
to ply with the extra weight still on the Safety valve
the Magistrate fined him £5.

J.S.

S.

Secretary Board of Trade
5th Feby 1858

Monthly Wreck account transmitted
(Nos 1 & 2)

JS.

S.

Solicitor London
10 Feby 1858.

Sir,
With reference to your letter
of yesterday's date on the subject of the conviction
on the 5th Instant of the Engineer and Master of
the "James Watt", I beg to acquaint you that this
morning I applied for the Fines at the Police Office

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Steam Vessel – who pleaded guilty to having unduly
weighted the Safety of that vessel when the stipendiary
Magistrate for the Borough before whom the case
was heard convicted him in the instigated Penalty of
£15 and costs –– In the course of the Engineers
explanation of the circumstances under which he
over-weighted the said Safety Valve, it appears that
Thomas Gray the Master was cognizant of the fact
in consequence thereof I applied for a summons against
him – he however being in Court waived the Service of
such Summons and assented to the case being
then and there heard when the Magistrate convicted
him in the instigated Penalty of £5 and costs.
The facts as stated are as follow––ing
On a Passage from hence to Sunderland – having
a Brig in Tow – wind blowing on shore – the
Engineer went below and took the Key of the Safety
Valve Box out of the Master's pocket who he stated
was asleep at the time – and weighted the Valve on
their way back from Sunderland to Hull he told the
Master what he had done – and – in consequence of
the Master not having the extra weight removed
immediately he arrived at Hull, but allowed the vessel
to ply with the extra weight still on the Safety valve
the Magistrate fined him £5.
J.S.

S.
Secretary Board of Trade
5th Feby 1858
Monthly Wreck account transmitted
(Nos 1 & 2)
JS.

S.
Solicitor London
10 Feby 1858.
Sir,
With reference to your letter
of yesterday's date on the subject of the conviction
on the 5th Instant of the Engineer and Master of
the "James Watt", I beg to acquaint you that this
morning I applied for the Fines at the Police Office