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Brooklet - Trial


Northern Daily Mail, July 22/11

Yesterday, the handsome steel screw steamer Brooklet, built by Messrs. William Gray and
Co., Ltd, for Messrs. Needham Bros., West Hartlepool, had her trial trip.

The vessel has been built to Lloyd’s highest class and her principal dimensions are: Length over all, 346ft. 6in.; breadth, 47ft. 6in.; and depth, 25ft. 7 ½ in. She has long bridge, poop, and top-gallant forecastle. The saloon, staterooms, captain’s, officers, and engineers’ rooms, etc., will be fitted up with houses on the bridge deck, and the crew’s berths in the forecastle.

Her engines are of the triple-expansion type, supplied from the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 25in., 40in., and 65in. diameter, with a piston stroke of 42in.,
and two large steel boilers for a working pressure of 180lbs. per square inch.

The vessel was put through the usual manoeuvring to test her capabilities, and the running of the engines with very satisfactory results.

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