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Lawrie Phillips
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There was much discussion of the Broad Arrow in the first three or four volumes of The Mariner’s Mirror. I would be happy to provide volume and page details. This subject is not my part of ship but there is variously mention of the use of this mark by the Newcastle collector of customs in 1598 and of the charter granted in 1687 by James II to the Tower of London ‘upon all which Boundary Houses his Majesty’s mark, the Broad Arrow’.