Name

Samuel Plimsoll

Career

Public life

Occupation 1

English maritime saftey advocate

Identifier

safety

Region

Europe

Era

Age of Steam and Steel (1866-1920)

Born

1824

Died

1898

Text

Advocate of seaman safety in England's House of Commons in 1870s. Responsible for the requirement that cargo ships provided evidence of the saftety of their load by markings on the ship's bow ("Plimsoll Mark". Requirement adopted by American merchant marine.

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Related Glossary

Plimsoll Mark,