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Tilemachos - Trial


Northern Daily Mail, May 30/11

The handsome steel screw steamer Tilemachos, built by  Messrs. William Gray and Co., Ltd., West Hartlepool  for Mr. George C. Dracoulis, of Bralia, had her trial run yesterday to the Tyne, where she takes in her first cargo.
The vessel has a of capacity 6,200 tons, and her principal dimensions are : Length over all, 367ft.; breadth, 50ft. 8in.; and depth, 24ft. 3 in.
Triple-expansion engines have been supplied by the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 25in., 40 ½ in., and 67in. diameter, with a piston stroke of 45in., and two large steel boilers for a working pressure of 180lbs. per square inch.
The owner Mr. George C. Dracoulis was on board, as were also Mr. C. L. Ryder and Captain Gratsos, who have superintended the building of the ship and machinery. Mr. A. McGlashan, junr., represented the builders of the ship, and Mr. Wm Reynard the engine-builders.

After adjustment of the compasses, the vessel was headed for the Tyne, where she arrived after a splendid run, her average speed as registered by the log being 12 ¼ knots, and the performance of both ship and machinery giving great satisfaction to all concerned.

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