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Ryburn - Trial


Northern Daily Mail, **/** 1910

On Saturday, the handsome steel screw steamer, Ryburn was taken on her trial trip. She has been built by Messrs. William Gray and Company. Ltd., for Messrs. for J. E. Murrell and Son, West Hartlepool, and takes Lloyd’s highest class. Her principle dimensions are: Length over all, 342 feet.; breadth, 46 feet., and depth, 24 feet. 4inches.

Triple-expansion engines have been supplied by the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 24in., 38in., and 64in. diameter, with a piston stroke of 42in., and two large steel boilers for a working pressure of 180lbs. per square inch.

After adjustment of compasses a party of visitors was taken on board, including the managing owner, Capt, J. E. Murrell, Mr. Murrell, jun., Miss Ida Murrell, Miss ***mbler, Captain T. W. Watson, and Mr. I. Warren. Captain Douglas was in command.

The ship was then headed for the Tyne, a speed of 11 knots being maintained, the engines running smoothly and well on the run round.

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