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Mohacsfield - Trial


Northern Daily Mail March 8/10

On Saturday, the handsome steel screw steamer Mohacsfield, built by Messrs. Wm Gray and Co., Ltd., for Messrs. the Doughty Shipping Co., West Hartlepool, had her trial trip.

The vessel takes Lloyd’s highest class, and is of the following dimensions, viz.: Length over all, 381ft. 6in., breadth, 51ft. 6in. and depth, 24ft. 4 ½ in., a detailed description has already been published in the “Mail”.

Triple-expansion engines have been supplied by the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 25 ½ in., 40 ½ in., and 67in, diameter, with a piston stroke of 45in., and two large steel boilers adapted for a pressure of 180lbs. per square inch.

The vessel and her machinery have been constructed under the superintendence of Mr. H. Brandon, and that gentleman represented the owners on the trial; Mr. James Innes represented Lloyd’s Registry, Captain J. E. Murrell represented the shipbuilders, and Mr. Maurice S. Gibb the engine builders. An average speed of 11 ½ knots was made, the performance of the ship and machinery being entirely satisfactory.

On completion of the trial the vessel proceeded on her voyage to Barry to load.

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