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August - Trial


Northern Daily Mail, Feb 11/11

Yesterday, the large steel screw steamer August, built by Messrs. William Gray and Co., Ltd,
to the order of Mr. Jacob Christiansen, Bergen, had her trial trip.

The vessel is of the following dimensions : Length over all, 422ft. 6 in.; breadth, 54ft., and depth, 28ft. 11in., with two decks laid, long bridge, poop, and top-gallant forecastle. The saloon, state-rooms, 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.

Triple-expansion engines have been supplied by the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 26in., 42in., and 70in. diameter, with a piston stroke of 48in., and four steel boilers for a working pressure of 180lbs. per square inch. The engine room is replete with all the latest auxiliaries, including “Cemew” evaporator, duplex feed and ballast pumps, winch,
condenser etc.

The trial was witnessed by Mr. Jacob Christensen, senior, Mr Christensen, jun., and Mr. P.
Bahnsen, who has superintended the building of ship and machinery. Mr. Arnold Jones represented
the ship builders, and Mr. Maurice S. Gibb the engine builders. The ship was put through the usual
manoeuvres, everything working smoothly and well, and the speed of the ship being 12 ¼ knots. The vessel afterwards proceeded on her voyage.

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