Ceylon Receiver of Wrecks, 1862-1881

Scope and Content

Typescript summary of Ceylon Receiver of Wrecks reports, 1862-1881, giving detailed accounts of the loss of 56 vessels off the coast of Ceylon.

Administrative / Biographical History

Wreck is flotsam, jetsam, derelict and lagan found in or on the shores of the sea or any tidal water. It includes any vessel, cargo or equipment. It may be of antique or archaeological value such as gold coins, or a yacht or dinghy abandoned at sea, or items such as drums of chemicals, or crates of foodstuffs. It is a legal requirement that all recovered wreck is reported to the Receiver of Wrecks. The Ceylon Receiver of Wrecks was based at Galle until 1882, when the office was moved to Colombo.


Single volume

Access Information

Open although advance notice should be given.

Acquisition Information

Presented to ICS by Mr C A W Tyler, Apr 1967

Other Finding Aids

Volume has an index of vessels

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

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