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Baharistan - Trial


Northern Daily Mail, Sept 20/12

Yesterday, the handsome steel screw steamer Baharistan built by Messrs. Wm Gray and Co,
Ltd, for Messrs. Frank C. Strick and Co., Limited, of Swansea and 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, 371ft. 6in.; breadth, 51ft.; and depth, 25ft. 1 ½ in.

She has 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.

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 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 three large steel boilers for a working pressure of 180lbs. per square inch.

Amongst those on board to witness the trial were Mr. Archibald Walker, who has superintended the building of the vessel, Mr. W. J. Feykes, of Amsterdam, and Mr. James Innes on behalf of Lloyd’s Registry.

The performance of the vessel and machinery was highly satisfactory, an average speed of 11 ½ being obtained.

The vessel afterwards proceeded to Glasgow to load.

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