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Armanistan - Trial


(Northern) Daily Mail Feb/ 11/11

Yesterday, the large steel screw steamer Armanistan, built by Messrs. William Gray and Co., Ltd., for Messrs. Frank C. Strick and Co., Ltd., of Swansea and London, was taken for her trial trip.

The vessel has been built to Lloyd’s highest class and her principal dimensions are: Length over all, 372ft.; breadth, 47ft., and depth, 25ft. 3in. She is a handsomely modelled vessel of the two deck type, with poop, bridge and forecastle, and a sun deck over the bridge. Very tasteful cabin accommodation is provided in houses on the bridge deck for passengers, captain and officers.

Triple-expansion have been supplied by the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 25in., 40in., and 65in. diameter by 42in piston stroke, and two large steel boilers of the builders well known flanged shell type adapted for a working pressure of 180lbs. per square inch and worked under Howden’s system of forced draught. The port openings in the cylinders are large to insure an easy passage for the steam, and so obtain the maximum efficiency from it. The engines are fitted with a “Contraflo” main condenser a “Contraflo” atmospheric type condenser being installed for the auxiliary machinery. A pair of Weir’s feed pump and heater are also fitted the engine room auxiliaries, including a number of duplex pumps of the builders “Cmew” type, being very complete and carried out in accordance with the requirement of the owners’ superintendent engineer.

The performance of ship and machinery was very satisfactory, a speed of 13.1 knots being obtained. Mr. Archibald Walker, who has superintended the construction of the ship, represented the owners on the trial; Mr. James Innes, Lloyd’s Registry, and Mr. Maurice S. Gibb, the builders.

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