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Trinity House cap.

Trinity House cap.
Trinity House cap.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H3079
Description: Trinity House pilots were skilled mariners and provided a vital service to ships bound for British ports. The pilotage service usually operated from pilot cutters when transferring to and from vessels. A Trinity House pilot's licence was renewed annually at which time his eyesight, general health and knowledge of local waters were tested.
Creator: Unknown
Date: early 20th century
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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