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Caterino - Trial


(Northern) Daily Mail June 23/1909

Yesterday the handsome steel screw steamer Caterino, built by Messrs. William Gray and Co., West Hartlepool, for Messrs. Furness, Withy and Co., Ltd., West Hartlepool was taken on her trial trip.

Her principal dimensions are: Length, 358ft.; breadth, 50ft. 8in.; and depth, 25ft. 6in. She is a sister vessel of the Rossano, recently launched for the same firm.

Triple-expansion engines have been supplied by the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 25in., 40in., and 65in. Diameter, with a piston stroke of 42in., and two large steel boilers of their well known standard type of which the absence of rivets on the bottom of the boiler is a notable feature. The engine room is fitted up with modern auxiliaries, making a complete installation to give economical running.

The trial was satisfactory in all respects, a mean speed of 101/2 knots being obtained. Captain W. Brackenbury, and Mr T. Tose represented the owners, Capt. Evans being in command, the shipbuilders and engine builders were represented by Captain J. E. Murrell and Mr. Maurice S. Gibb, and the British Corporation by Mr. A. F. J. Macdonald.

After the trial the vessel proceeded to Archangel to load.

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