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Burma -Launch


(Northern) Daily Mail May 16/1912

Today, Messrs. William Gray and Company, Limited, launched the handsome steel screw steamer Burma, for the Societa Anonima Ungherese di Armamento Marittimo, Fiume. She will take the highest class Lloyd’s Register and is of the following dimensions vis.: Length over all, 412ft.6in.; breadth, 52ft. 3in.; and depth, 27ft.7in.,with two decks laid and extra long bridge, poop, and topgallant forecastle, The saloon, staterooms, captain’s officers,’ and engineers rooms will be fitted up in houses on the bridge deck, the petty officers’ rooms in the fore end of the bridge, and the crews’ berths in the forecastle.

The hull is built with deep bulb-angle frames, large clear holds, cellular double bottom and large fore and after peak ballast tanks in addition there is a deep tank or hold compartment fitted forward of  the engine, giving a total capacity for water ballast of about 2,300 tons for water ballast. The vessel will have nine steam winches, 12 derricks, steam steering gear amidships, hand screw gear aft, patent direct steam windlass, steel shifting boards, boats on deck overhead, stockless anchors, telescopic masts, with fore and aft rig, and will be equipped as a first class cargo steamer.

Triple-expansion engines are being supplied by the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 26in., 42in., and 70in.  diameter, with a piston stroke 48in. and three large steel boilers for a working pressure of 180lbs. per square inch.

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