Ben Line Private Code books

Scope and Content

  • Ben Line Private Code book, 1956;
  • Ben Line Private Code book, 1961.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Ben Line Private Code books were produced to be used in conjunction with the Lombard Shipping Code. The volumes contain phrases likely to require transmission relating to a number of operational matters of ships. Every code word in the Private Code begins with either an "X", "Y" or "Z" and the fourth letter of each code is "Q" allowing the encoded phrases to easily be found in an encoded message.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within record series.