Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow | School of Navigation

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow | School of Navigation

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Royal Technical College, Glasgow | School of Navigation (1912-1956)
  • Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College | School of Navigation (1910-1912)

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Description area

Dates of existence

Established 1910

History

The School of Navigation was established in 1910 to provide seamen with the technical knowledge necessary to advance their career prospects. Its qualifications were recognised by the Board of Trade. The School was well equipped with different models and apparatus for imparting the principles of seamanship, navigation and nautical astronomy including an observatory complete with telescope, a mock navigation bridge, known as the Land-Ship, on the roof of the School, and four boats on the River Clyde which were used for practical training. In 1912, a steamer, the Vivid, was purchased as a training ship but it was wrecked in 1913 off Colonsay on its very first voyage after the purchase.

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Relationships area

Related entity

Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow (1887-1964)

Identifier of the related entity

C0065

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Floyd, Norman G., fl. 1949, student at Royal Technical College, Glasgow

Identifier of the related entity

P0183

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1948-1949

Description of relationship

Floyd took classes in the School of Navigation.

Related entity

Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow | Navigation School Committee (Established 1910)

Identifier of the related entity

C0141

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

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Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

C0363

Institution identifier

GB 249

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Kimberly Sommerville, December 2011. Revised by Victoria Peters, August 2012.

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Sources

Navigation School Committee minutes, 1910-1947 (ref: OE/1/17/1)

Royal Technical College calendars, 1910-1940 (ref: OE/10/1)

Navigation School prospectus, c 1956 (ref: OE/10/3/9)

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