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Zinovia - Launch


Northern Daily Mail, January 14th, 1910

Yesterday, Messrs. Wm Gray and Company Limited launched the handsome steel screw steamer Zinovia, which is the third steamer they have built for Messrs. Michalinos and Co., of London and Piraeus

She will take the highest class in Lloyd’s and is of the following dimensions, viz.: Length over all, 342ft. 6in., breadth, 47ft. 6in. and depth, 23ft. 2 ½ in., with 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 after and fore peak ballast tanks. The equipment will include six steam winches, steam steering gear amidships, hand screw gear aft, patent direct steam windlass, large horizontal multitubular donkey boiler, shifting boards throughout; stockless anchors, telescopic masts fore and aft rig, boats on deck overhead and all requirements for a first class cargo steamer,

Triple-expansion engines are being supplied by the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 23 ½ in., 38in., and 64in, diameter, with a piston stroke of 42in., and two
large steel boilers adapted for a pressure of 180lbs. per square inch

The ship and machinery have been constructed under the superintendence of Messrs. Thompson and Eyres, Sunderland, and Mr. W.L. Fergusson, of Cardiff, on behalf of the owners, and the ceremony of naming the steamer Zinovia was gracefully performed by *********

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