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Quebra - Trial


Northern Daily Mail, 5/1/12
On Saturday, the handsome steel screw steamer, Quebra was taken to sea for her trial trip. She has been built by Messrs. Wm Gray and Co., Ltd., for the Mercantile Steamship Co., Ltd., London, and takes Lloyd’s highest class. Her principal dimensions are: Length over all, 389ft.; breadth, 53ft. 6in.; and depth, 27ft. 9 ½ in. She has extra long bridge, poop, and top-gallant forecastle, with two decks laid, and her equipment is that of a first-class cargo steamer.
Triple-expansion engines have been 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. An evaporator, duplex pumps and other auxiliaries of the “C.M.E.W” make have also been supplied.
After adjustment of compasses, the vessel was headed for the Tyne, where she loads, and on the run round she averaged 11 ½ knots, the performance of ship and machinery being highly satisfactory. The owners were represented by Capt Cooke and Mr. Stanley H. Watson, the latter gentleman having supervised the construction of ship and machinery. Mr. James Innes represented Lloyd’s Registry.

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