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Bradfyne - Launch



Western Mail. 22/2/28

The fifth of the eight new ships ordered by Sir William Reardon Smith, Bart., for the St. Just and Leeds Shipping Company (Limited) was launched at West Hartlepool on Tuesday. As the vessel left the ways she was christened Bradfyne by Mrs. D. A. Low, daughter of Sir W. R. Smith and wife of Mr. D. A. Low, a director of the Leeds Shipping Company.

She was built by Messrs. William. Gray and Co. (Limited), West Hartlepool and is to be engine by the Central Marine Engineering Works, West Hartlepool.

The dimensions of the vessel are: - Length 400ft., width 54ft., and depth 28ft. Her dead-weight capacity is 8,500 tons on about 25 ft. Draught.

The Bradfyne has been built for the Leeds Shipping Company (Limited), who recently took delivery of the steamers Bradesk and Braddovey, and is a sister ship to the Leeds City and Quebec City, which have already been delivered to the St Just Company. Another addition to the large fleet already controlled by Sir William. Reardon Smith is to be made next month, when the steamer King City will be launched for the St. Just Company.

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