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Penolver - Trial


Northern Daily Mail, 24/6/12

The handsome steel screw steamer, Penolver, built by Messrs. Wm Gray and Co, Ltd., West Hartlepool, for Mr. Richard B. Chellew, of Truro, had her trial trip on Saturday. The vessel has been built to Lloyd’s highest class, and her principal dimensions are: Length over all, 361ft.6in, breadth, 50ft., and depth, 25ft. 11in. All the requirements for a first class cargo steamer and for Admiralty transport work have been fitted.

Triple-expansion engines have been supplied from the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 25in., 40 ½ in., and 67in.diameter, with a piston stroke of 45in., an evaporator, duplex pumps, and other auxiliaries of the “C.M.E.W.” make. There are two large steel
boilers adapted for a working pressure of 180lbs. per square inch.

The owner was represented by Mr. John Chellew, under whose superintendence the ship and her machinery have been built. Mr. James Innes and Mr. W. M. Ward surveyors to Lloyd’s Registry were also on board. The performance of both ship and machinery gave entire satisfaction, the speed obtained being 12 knots.

The vessel afterwards proceeding on her voyage to Cardiff to load.

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