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Quebra - Launch


Northern Daily Mail, 5/1/12
As briefly reported in last night’s “Mail” Messrs. William Gray and Company. Ltd., yesterday  launched the handsome steel screw steamer, Quebra, for the Mercantile Steamship Co., Ltd., London.
She will take the highest class in Lloyd’s Register, and is of the following dimensions, viz.: Length over all, 389ft.; breadth, 53ft. 6in.; and depth, 27ft. 9 ½ in., with two decks laid, extra long bridge, poop, and top-gallant forecastle.

The saloon, staterooms, captain’s, officers, and engineers’ rooms, etc., will be fitted up in houses on the bridge deck, the petty officers’ rooms in the fore end of bridge and the crew’s 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, nine steam winches, 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 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., with a piston stroke of 48in., and three large steel boilers to work at a pressure of 180lbs. per square inch.
The ship and machinery have been built under the supervision of the owners superintendent, and the ceremony of naming the steamer Quebra was gracefully performed by Mrs. Ernest W. Glover.

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