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Ruysdael - Trial


Northern Daily Mail, Jan 4/12
This handsome steel screw steamer built by Messrs. William Gray and Co. for Messrs. The Bolton Steam Shipping Company, Ltd., London, was taken for her trial trip.

The vessel has been built to the highest class in Lloyd’s Register, and is of the following dimensions, viz.: Length over all, 345ft.6in, breadth, 49ft., and depth, 25ft. 5in.
Triple-expansion engines have been supplied from the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 24 ½ in., 40in., and 65in., with a piston stroke of 42in., and two large steel boilers for a working pressure of 180lbs. per square inch. An evaporator, duplex pumps and other auxiliaries of the “C.M.E.W” make have also been supplied.
The owners were represented by Mr. E. Glover, Mr F. W. Bolton and Mr. J. S. Bounyman, the latter gentleman having superintended the construction of ship and machinery. Mr. James Innes was present on behalf of Lloyd’s Registry.

After a few preliminary manoeuvres, the vessel was taken to the Tyne to load, her performance on the passage being quite satisfactory to all concerned.

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