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articles of agreement

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Bibliography.

The condition of service signed by a seaman in the merchant marine when joining a ship which formed a legal contract with his employers. Normally they embodied provisions governing rates of...

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rutter

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Maritime History.

From the French routier, itself from the Portuguese roteiro, a route or road, an early name for a book of sailing directions—though the periplus was even older. It was usually illustrated...

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watch-bill

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Maritime History.

A nominal list of officers and men on board a ship giving the watches and stations to which each is quartered for all purposes on board. Thus any officer or man, on consulting the list,...

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