Certificate of Competency issued to Martin Spencer-Hogbin as a Master of a foreign-going ship by the Ministry of Transport, on 6 December 1951. It was awarded after Martin passed an examination on 19 November 1951.

Born in Cambridge, England on 27 August 1924 Martin Spencer-Hogbin spent his working life in the shipping industry working primarily for the Blue Funnel Line. In 1957 Martin decided to immigrate to Australia from England, believing it would be a better place to raise children. He travelled via a free passage on the Blue Funnel Line, with his wife and two daughters following as full fare paying immigrants. In Australia he was a superintendent for FG Strang, a stevedoring company, of which he later became director. Martin retired in 1987 and settled in Armadale, Victoria.

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Certificate is covered in a dark blue, hard-cover fold-out booklet, in the shape of an envelope. The two inside paper pages consist of a printed certificate, detailing when, where and who the certificate was issued.

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