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Zinovia - Trial


Northern) Daily Mail Feb 17/10

Yesterday, the handsome steel screw steamer Zinovia, built by Messrs. Wm Gray and Co., Ltd., to the order of Messrs. Michalinos and Co., of London and Piraeus had her trial trip.
The Zinovia is the third streamer built by Messrs. Gray for this firm. She takes the highest class in Lloyd’s and is of the following dimensions : Length over all, 342ft. 6in., breadth, 47ft. 6in. and depth, 23ft. 2 ½ in. There is an 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, and the crew’s berths in the forecastle.
Triple-expansion engines have been supplied by the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 23 ½ in., 38in., and 64in, diameter, with a piston stroke of 42in., and two large steel boilers adapted for a pressure of 180lbs. per square inch.
The vessel and her machinery have been constructed under the superintendence of Messrs. Thompson and Eyres, Sunderland, and Mr. W.L. Fergusson, of Cardiff. Mr. Fergusson and Mr. Bryers represented the owners on the trial; Messrs. Lloyd’s Registry was represented by Mr. James Innes and Mr. Martell; the shipbuilders by Captain J. E. Murrell, and the engine builders by Mr Wm. Reynard. Captain Callavaris was in command. A run along the coast was made to Whitby, during which the average speed was 11 knots, everything working satisfactorily.

The vessel afterwards proceeded to Newport to load.

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