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Boscastle - Launch


Northern Daily Mail, July 2/12

Yesterday, Messrs. William Gray and Company, Limited. launched the handsome steel screw steamer, Boscastle which they have built for Messrs. E. Jenkins and Co., Cardiff. She will take the highest class in Lloyd’s Register, and is of the following dimensions, viz.: Length over all, 309ft.; breadth, 44ft. 9in.; and depth, 32ft. 1 in., with long bridge, poop, and top-gallant forecastle.

The saloon, staterooms, captain’s, officers, and engineers’ rooms, etc., will be fitted up in
houses on the bridge deck, and the crew’s berths in the forecastle.

The hull is built with deep frames, cellular double bottom, and large aft peak ballast tank, five steam winches, steam steering gear amidships, hand screw gear aft, patent direct steam windlass, large patent vertical donkey boiler, stockless anchors, telescopic masts, with fore and aft rig, and all requirements for a first class cargo steamer.

Triple-expansion engines are being supplied by the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 22in., 36 in., and 60in. diameter, with a piston stroke of 39in., and two large steel boilers for a working pressure of 180lbs. per square inch.

The ship and machinery have been built under the superintendence of Messers. N. T. And F.
G. Daniels, on behalf of the owners, and the ceremony of naming the steamer Boscastle was
gracefully performed by Mrs. Jenkins, Cardiff, wife of the owner.

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