Motorised Vessel Comberbach

Motorised Vessel Comberbach

M.V. COMBERBACH 120ft steel hulled cargo freighter with a 260 ton payload intentionally sunk in 1984 off Cape Santa Maria Beach, Bahamas as a diving attraction. She is lying upright, in 100 ft of water having a bus in her forward cargo hold approx. 1 mile off the coast of The Bahamas. Divers can swim through the wreck, see below for a video diving the Comberbach.
She was ordered in 1947 by ICI (formerly Brunner Mond Co. Ltd). Built in 1948 by W.J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd., shipbuilders of Northwich, Cheshire, England.

She was registered in 1948 in the Port of Liverpool her 'Official Number' being 182446. M.V. represents Motorised Vessel: a 'Part II' registration on The Mercantile Navy List.

Her name, Comberbach, is a Cheshire place-name.

For ICI she carried 'products for the distribution department, raw materials for the production department and refuse for any department'.

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Cumberbatch Trophy

The coveted Cumberbatch Trophy is awarded annually for oustanding contributions to flight safety. Qantas, the Australian Airline, is the only airline ever to have won this prize twice. The trophy was created by Alice Martha Beatrice Cumberbatch and is now awarded by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (GAPAN) and is considered to be one of the Guild's most precious possessions.

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JBMHS Subject Index 1933-1966

Journal the Barbados Musuem & Historical Society


Subject Index to Volumes and Bulletins 
(Nov. 1933 - Aug. 1966)

An index to the subjects to be found in the Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (JBMHS) 1933-1966. Originally compiled by the Barbados Department of Archives.

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Barbados Registration of Baptisms Marriages and Burials Act 1885

Barbados SealBARBADOS. An Act to amend An Act for the better making and keeping Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials solemnized in the several parishes of this Island – passed on the 10th day of February 1855.

A full transcript of the Barbados Act for Baptisms, Marriages and Burials passed 10 Feb 1855.

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Barbados Vestries and Church Wardens Act 1848

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Barbados Vestries and Church Wardens Act 1848

The passing of the Barbados Vestries and Church Wardens Act 1848 started the second series of parish registers in Barbados. Here is an extract from the act that established that baptisms, marriages and burials were to be kept in duplicate with copies returned to the Colonial Secretary's office.

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