Sailing the British Empire : The Voyages of The Clarence, 1858-73Main MenuSailing the British Empire: The Voyages of the Clarence, 1858-73IntroductionThe Crew / AcknowledgmentsThe Provenance of Watson's LogAdditional Sources: Logs, Crew Lists, DiariesInside Lloyd's Register"Green's Celebrated Service"Details on owner of the ship at the time of our voyage, Richard Green.The Master Builder: William PileThe Master: Joseph Watson's BiographyA Mate's ProgressThe Career of Henry Berridge, First Mate of the ClarenceThe Crew of the Clarence in 1864An annotated crew listThe 18th HussarsThe Clarence and the Cyclone of 1864Origins of Indian Emigrants Aboard The ClarenceThe Surgeon-SuperintendantWages of indentured labourers in Demerara (1870-1900)The Clarence Sails to AustraliaMutiny! Violence and Resistance Aboard "Coolie Ships"Cholera: The Killer from CalcuttaSTSC 077, Fall 2015 First Year Seminar, University of Pennsylvaniab33a025deaa7595ed0079bfc9b77ea3cb14b8d08STSC 077, The University of Pennsylvania, fall 2015
Crew on the Ship
12015-12-09T15:03:23-08:00Matt Schofield056cff179217f961bcad981715b1e6e7251f47a062651Descriptions of Crewplain2015-12-09T15:03:23-08:00Matt Schofield056cff179217f961bcad981715b1e6e7251f47a0The deck boy (3 years to AB, 1 year to become OS). The deck boy had to do relatively simple tasks like clean the dishes or mop the floors and would usually be challenged by the boatswain to learn more difficult tasks such as those required by ordinary and able-bodied seamen.
The Able Bodied Seaman (difficultly defined, may be promoted to 1 of 3 quartermasters). The Able Bodied seaman must have passed a health examination and a skill examination determining if he understands nautical terms and how to perform common tasks on board the ship.
The Boatswain (killed by steamers, used to be known as the “bucko” mate). Highest rank beneath officers, answers to the first mate and is the “foreman of the ship” (foc’sle and gloryhole 23). Is responsible for giving directions to able-bodied and ordinary seamen.
The Third Class Steward (oversees foreign nationalities on board).
Tourist Class Stewards were in charge of overseeing the tourist section usually of steamers.