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Penhale - Launch


Northern Daily Mail, Nov 11/11
Yesterday, the handsome steel screw steamer, Penhale, was taken from the yard of Messrs. Wm Gray and Co, Ltd., West Hartlepool, for her trial trip. She has been built for Mr. Richard B. Chellew, of Truro, to Lloyd’s highest class. Her principal dimensions are : Length over all, 361ft.6in, breadth, 50ft., and depth, 25ft. 11in.
Triple-expansion engines have been supplied by the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 25in., 40 ½ in., and 67in., with a piston stroke of 45in., an evaporator, duplex pumps, and other auxiliaries of the “C.M.E.W.” make. Steam is generated in two large steel boilers adapted for a working pressure of 180lbs. per square inch.
Mr. John Chellew and Mr. R. B. Roberts represented the owners, and Mr. James Innes, Lloyd’s Registry.

After adjustment of compasses the usual full speed trials were made with highly satisfactory results, the vessel afterwards proceeding on her voyage to Newport to load.

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