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Certificate - RMS Strathallan, P & O Lines, 'The Equator', Issued to Donald McIntosh, 23 Aug 1940 Document Reg. No: HT 26600

Alternative Name(s): 'Crossing the Line Certificate'.
Ceremonial certificate issued under Commander J.H. Biggs, R.D., R.N.R., of the P. & O. Line Royal Mail Steamer "Strathallan" to Donald McIntosh, a passenger on the ship during a voyage from Australia to England in August 1940. Such certificates were traditionally issued as part of celebrations held to mark the event of a ship crossing the equator.
Printed in black ink on single-sided folded white sheet of paper.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 255 mm (Height), 204 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: entertainment, shipping lines, immigrant shipping, certificates, steam ships, shipboard travel, passenger ships, crossing the equator ceremonies
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: recreation
Inscriptions: 'P. & O. - R.M.S. ?STRAHALLAN?, Commander J.H. BIGGS, R.D., R.N.R.'
'Behold Ye, Mariners, Sea Gods, Mermaids and Dwellers within my Dominions that .... Donald McIntosh .... has satisfied my Kingship, Spouse, Hgh Judge, Doctor, Barber and all my other Subjects within my Equatorial Seas, as to ...his ... fitness . . . to enter and dwell in my dominion.'
'Therefore, I now, in virtue of my divine right of Kingship of the High Seas, grant .... Donald McIntosh .... The Freedom of the Seas Given under my Hand and Seal this ... 25th .... day of ...August ... in the Year ... of .... Our Lord, 1940.'
Signed 'Master .... J.H. Biggs'
Issued To: Mr Donald McIntosh, The Equator, Indian Ocean, 23 Aug 1940
Issued By: Commander J. Biggs - Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. (P&O Line) R.M.S. Strathallan, 23 Aug 1940
Ship Named: Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. (P&O Line), England, Great Britain, 1940

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