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Thorpwood - Trial


Northern Daily Mail, March 11/12

Yesterday, the handsome steel screw steamer Thorpwood, was taken from the yard of Messrs. Wm Gray and Co, Ltd., for her trial trip. The vessel has been built for Messrs Constantine and Pickering Steamship Company, Middlesbrough.

She takes Lloyd’s highest class, and he principal dimensions are : Length over all, 346ft. 6in.; breadth, 48ft.; and depth, 24ft. 10 in.

Triple-expansion engines have been supplied by the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 24in., 38in., and 64in. diameter, with a piston stroke of 42in., and two large steel boilers for a working pressure of 180lbs. per square inch. The engine room is also replete
with an evaporator, duplex pumps and other auxiliaries of the “C.M.E.W.” make.

After adjustment of compasses, the vessel was taken to Middlesbrough, at which port she takes in her first cargo. On the run round a speed of 11 knots was attained.

The trial was witnessed on behalf of the owners by Mr. Wm. Constantine, that gentleman having also superintended the construction of the ship and her machinery. There were also on board Mr. W. Constantine, junr., Captain Cuthbert, Mr. I’Anson, and Mr. Harrowing , of Whitby. Captain White was in command.

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