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Certificate of Competency - Issued to Martin Spencer-Hogbin, Ministry of Transport, 6 Dec 1951 Object Reg. No: HT 11986

Certificate of Competency issued to Martin Spencer-Hogbin as a Master of a foreign-going ship by the Ministry of Transport, on 6 December 1951. It was awarded after Martin passed an examination on 19 November 1951.

Born in Cambridge, England on 27 August 1924 Martin Spencer-Hogbin spent his working life in the shipping industry working primarily for the Blue Funnel Line. In 1957 Martin decided to immigrate to Australia from England, believing it would be a better place to raise children. He travelled via a free passage on the Blue Funnel Line, with his wife and two daughters following as full fare paying immigrants. In Australia he was a superintendent for FG Strang, a stevedoring company, of which he later became director. Martin retired in 1987 and settled in Armadale, Victoria.
Certificate is covered in a dark blue, hard-cover fold-out booklet, in the shape of an envelope. The two inside paper pages consist of a printed certificate, detailing when, where and who the certificate was issued.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Martin Spencer-Hogbin, 2002
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 11.3 cm (Width), 15.9 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: working life, certificates, shipping, english immigration, shipping industry, examinations
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Martin Spencer-Hogbin, English Migrant & Sailor, 1957
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Printed on front: "CERTIFICATE / OF COMPETENCY / MASTER / [STEAMSHIP]"
Printed and written on inside: "CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY / AS / MASTER / OF FOREIGN-GOING STEAMSHIP / NO66561 / TO MARTIN SPENCER-HOGBIN / ........[extended text]....../ SIGNED BY AUTHORITY OF THE MINSTER OF TRANSPORT and dated this 6th day of December 1951. / Countersigned A Spence / Registrar General ........handsignature / A Deputy Secretary / of the Ministry of / Transport / REGISTERED AT THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL OF SHIPPING AND SEAMEN."

Extended text on the back page.
Issued To: Mr Martin Spencer-Hogbin, England, Great Britain, 6 Dec 1951
Issued By: Ministry of Transport, London, England, Great Britain, 6 Dec 1961
Other Association (See Comments): England, Great Britain, 19 Nov 1951

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