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An official presiding over the signing-on and discharging of seamen.
- ‘To this day, most shipping masters continue to receive fees of office, on an agreed scale of tariff.’
- ‘Well, back to making the rounds of the shipping masters and hope for a ship.’
- ‘List C: Account of crew of foreign going ship, to be delivered at the end of the voyage to the shipping master at the ‘above’ port.’
- ‘These varied activities of fishing and shipping masters, reflecting different levels of social rank, were represented by different guild marks.’
- ‘Traditionally, shipping was done for profit and shipping masters were entrusted with other persons’ assets (the ship and her cargo).’
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