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Baharistan - Launch


Northern Daily Mail, August 14. 1912

Messrs. Wm Gray and Company, Ltd, today launched the handsome steel screw steamer Baharistan, which has been built for Messrs. Frank C. Strick and Co., Limited, of Swansea and London.

She will take the highest class in Lloyd’s Register, and is of the following dimensions, viz.:
Length over all, 371ft. 6in.; breadth, 51ft.; and depth, 25ft. 1 ½ in, with 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.

The hull is built with deep bulb-angle frames, cellular double bottom, and large aft peak ballast tank, ten steam winches, steam steering gear amidships, hand screw gear aft, patent direct steam windlass, stockless anchors, telescopic masts, with fore and aft rig, boats on deck overhead,
and all requirements for a first class cargo steamer.

Triple-expansion engines are being 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 three
large steel boilers for a working pressure of 180lbs. per square inch.

The ship and machinery have been built under the superintendence of Mr. Archibald Walker,
on behalf of the owners, and the ceremony of naming the steamer Baharistan was gracefully
performed by Mrs. G.H. Baies, Bradgate, West Hartlepool.

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