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Deerpool - Trial



Northern Daily Mail 03/09/1930

The steamer Deerpool, built by Messrs. William Gray and Co., Ltd., West Hartlepool, to the order of Messrs The Pool Shipping Co. (Sir R. Ropner and Co., Ltd., managers) West Hartlepool, successfully ran her official sea trials yesterday.

The vessel, will take the highest class in British Corporation  Registry of Shipping, and is of the following dimensions :-  Length over all, 434ft. 4in.,  breadth, 54ft 3in.,  depth moulded to the upper  deck, 30ft 1in, with long bridge, poop, and forecastle.     

Constructed on the cellular double bottom principle with fore and after peaks are for water ballast, the framing being of the deep channel type, she has eight watertight bulkheads together with a steel centre line bulkhead and wood shifting boards dividing the holds for grain carrying.
Spacious accommodation for the officers is arranged in a steel house amidships. The engineers will be berthed in steel houses alongside casing, and the crew in cubicles in the poop with separate messrooms.

For the quick handling of cargo ten powerful steam winches are provided which work 12 derricks, a direct acting steam windlass forward and steam steering gear amidships are also fitted.

The masts are telescopic, lowering to a height suitable for the Manchester Ship Canal bridges.

                                                 THE MACHINERY  

The Deerpool is complete in all respects as a first-class cargo steamer, her equipment including an efficient wireless installation, and electric light throughout.

The propelling machinery, supplied by the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, consists of  triple-expansion engines, having cylinders 26, 43 ½ , and 73inches diameter by 48 inches stroke, and three boilers working at a pressure of 200lbs. per square inch.
A number of auxiliaries of the “C.M.E.W.” type are also fitted including centrifugal circulating pump, pair of independent feed pumps, winch condenser with duplex circulating pump, duplex general service and two ballast pumps, evaporator, and drain and scumming tank.
A “C.M.E.W.” thermocouple installation will also be fitted, by means of which the temperatures of the gasses in the combustion chambers of the boilers, the smokeboxes the base of the funnel and other points may be easily and conveniently read at one place in the engine room.
The owners were represented by Mr. J. B. Nicol under whose superintendence the ship and machinery have been constructed, and Mr. G. B. Chambers and Mr. T.G. White, assistant superintendents.

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