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Arna - Trial


(Northern) Daily Mail, April 7/11

Yesterday, the steel screw steamer Arna, built by Messrs. William Gray and Co., Ltd, to the order of Messrs. S. M. Kuhnle and Son, Bergen, Norway, was taken to sea for her trial trip.

Triple-expansion engines have been supplied by the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 27 ½ in., 43 ½ in., and 78in. diameter, with a piston stroke of 48in., and four steel boilers adapted for a working pressure of 180lbs. per square inch.

The trial was witnessed by Mr. S. A. Eide and Captain Jentoft, who have superintended the construction of the hull and machinery. Mr. Arnold Jones represented the ship builders and Mr. J. B. Williams the engine builders. After adjustment of compasses, the vessel was put through the usual manoeuvres, and although a heavy sea was running at the time everything worked smoothly and well. On the conclusion of the trial the vessel proceeded on her voyage, under the command of Captain Jentoft.

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