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Otto Trechmann - Trial


Northern Daily Mail Oct 16 /11
Yesterday, the large steel screw steamer Otto Trechmann, built by Messrs. William Gray and Co., Ltd., for Messrs. Trechmann Brothers, of West Hartlepool had her trial trip.
The Otto Trechmann is the eighth steamer built by Messrs. William Gray and Co., Ltd., for Messrs. Trechmann Brothers. She has been built to  the highest class in Lloyd’s Register, and is of the following dimensions vis.: Length over all, 382ft.; breadth, 51ft.6in.; and depth, 24ft. 10in.   She has extra long bridge, poop, and top-gallant forecastle, and all the requirements of a first-class cargo steamer have been fitted.
Triple-expansion have been supplied by the Central Marine Engineering Works of the builders, having cylinders 25 ½ in., 40 ½ in., and 67in. diameter, with a piston stroke of 45in, and three large steel boilers adapted to work at a pressure of 180lbs. per square inch. The engine room auxiliaries include a number of duplex pumps and a large evaporator of the “C.M.E.W.” type.
There was a large company on board, including Mr. A. F. Trechmann, Mr. R. Trechmann, Miss Bessie Trechmann, the Misses Kay, Miss Carpenter, Miss Stein, the Misses L. and A. M de C. Dillon, Captain B. B. Murrell (who has superintended the construction of the ship and machinery), Mr. James Innes (Lloyd’s Surveyor), Mr. Arnold Jones, Mr J. B. Williams, Mr. R. B. Roberts, Mr. Prosser, Mr. Roope, and Mr Robins. Captain Martin was in command. A run was made to the Tyne and back with eminently satisfactory results, both in regard to the performance of ship and machinery, the average speed being 12 knots.
After disembarking her visitors, the vessel proceeded on her voyage to Cardiff to load.


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