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Boscastle - Trial


 (Northern) Daily Mail, Aug 12/12

Yesterday, the handsome steel screw steamer,  Boscastle,  built by Messrs. Wm Gray and Co, Ltd., West Hartlepool for Messrs. E. Jenkins and Co., Cardiff, was taken to sea for her trial trip.

The vessel has been built to 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.

She has long bridge, poop, and top-gallant forecastle. The hull is built with deep frames, cellular double bottom, and large aft peak ballast tank, and all requirements for a first class cargo steamer have been fitted.

Triple-expansion engines have been supplied from the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 22in., 36 in., and 60in. diameter, with a piston stroke of 39in., and supplied with steam by two large steel boilers adapted to work at a pressure of 180lbs. per square inch. Amongst the engine room auxiliaries are included an evaporator and duplex feed and ballast pumps of the C.M.E.W. type.

The trial was a very satisfactory one, a speed of 10 knots being maintained under full load conditions. The owners were represented by Mr. F. G. Daniels (of Messers. N. T. and F. G. Daniels, Cardiff) who has superintended the building of the ship and machinery, and Mr. J. W. Stuart was present on behalf of Lloyd’s registry.

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