Catalogue description Ministry of Transport: Marine Department: Registered Files: Marine Navigational Aids (MNA Series)

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Details of BT 243
Reference: BT 243
Title: Ministry of Transport: Marine Department: Registered Files: Marine Navigational Aids (MNA Series)
Description:

This series contains registered files of the Marine Navigational Aids Division of the Ministry of Transport and of the Marine Divisions of the Board of Trade, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Trade, and the Department of Transport.

The files cover various aspects of navigational aids resulting from statutory provisions of the Merchant Shipping Acts, including radio aids to marine navigation, air/sea rescue arrangements, pilotage and lighthouse services, wrecks and salvage, and prevention of pollution of the sea by oil. Some files relate to the control of works in tidal waters, including dumping and dredging, the Imperial Lighthouse Service and Irish lighthouses. It was also the liaison with other member nations of the North Atlantic Ice Patrol and was also made responsible for the provisions of the Continental Shelf Act 1964 as far as the safety of navigation was concerned. A number of files concern specific locations.

Date: 1822-2007
Related material:

The records of the Survey of Rights to Wreckage under the Merchant Shipping Act 1854 contain claims to the rights of wreckage under the Merchant Shipping Act 1854 and may be found in BT 212

Separated material:

Some maps and plans bearing MNA references are in BT 356.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: MNA file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Board of Trade, Marine Division, 1965-1970

Department of Trade and Industry, Marine Division, 1970-1974

Department of Trade, Marine Division, 1974-1983

Department of Transport, Marine Directorate, 1983-1995

Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Marine Department, 1953-1959

Ministry of Transport, Marine Department, 1946-1953

Ministry of Transport, Marine Group, 1959-1965

Physical description: 1086 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Department of Transport , from 1992

Accruals: Series is accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

The Marine Navigational Aids Division of the Ministry of Transport and the Marine Divisions of the Board of Trade and its successors were jointly responsible, with the Establishment Division of the Ministry of Transport, for the administration of HM Coastguard, whilst radio surveys under the Merchant Shipping Acts and Rules made thereunder are carried out by Wireless Telegraphy Inspectors of the General Post Office.

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