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Craigston - Trial


Daily Mail June 12/11

This handsome steel screw steamer built by Messrs. William Gray and Co., Ltd., West Hartlepool, for Messrs. John Cory and Sons, Limited, of Cardiff had her trial trip in Hartlepool bay on Saturday.

The vessel has been built to Lloyd’s highest class, and her principle dimensions are: Length over all, 311ft.; breadth, 46ft., and depth, 21ft. 7 ½ in.

The machinery has been made at the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders being of the triple-expansion type, with cylinders 22in., 36in., and 60in. diameter, with a piston stroke of 39in., and is fitted with two large steel multitubular boilers to work at a pressure of 180lbs. per square inch.

The owners were represented by Mr. John Cory, his two sons and nephew, Captain Hodge, and Mr. P. Bahnsen, the two gentlemen having superintended the construction of the vessel and her machinery. Mr ward was present on behalf of Lloyd’s Registry, and Mr A. McGlashan, junr., and Mr. Maurice S. Gibb represented the builders of ship and machinery respectively.

After adjustment of compasses a highly satisfactory run along the coast was made, after which the vessel proceeded on her voyage to Barrow-in-Furness.

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