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.Trial Trip of a Sew Steamer…


Trial Trip of a Sew Steamer at Holyheal On Wedneisday the trial trip from Holy- head to Dublin and back took place of the twin-screw steamer "Anglia," which has been built by Messrs William Denny and Bros-, of Dumbarton, for the railway company on th<t service between Holyhead and Dublin. The "Anglia" is virtually a repeat of the twin-screw "Cambria" which has been run- ning since 1897. It is build of mild steel and is 337 ft. 6 in. long over all; 39 ft. broad, and the depth to awning deck is 24 ft. 9 in., while the general appearance of the vessel is extremely handsome, The passenger accom- modation occupies the whole of the vessel; the first class are accommodated amidships and at forward of the machinery, while the whole of the after part is entirely reserved for steerage passengers. There are on the lower deck large open capins fitted with sofas, which by means of lifting backs can either W used as single or double berths, privacy being secured by means of curtains and scheens. There are about 20 cabins of two and three berths for gentleftnen, and six* two-berths cabins for ladies. The ladies kSL ve also one open cabin on the lower deck, a large open cabin with state-rooms, lava- tones, &c., adjoining upon the main deck, and a day cabin upon the upper deck. The gentlemen have a similar day cabin on the upper deck for non-smokers, also a hand- somely-appointed smoking room. The ac- oomcdation is practically a repeat of that on board the "Cambria," with certain small im- provements to add to the comfort of the travelling public. Thle first class dining saloon is a large apartment on the main • deck, capable of dining 64 passetogers at a time. The framing is of polished oak and dead-polished teak, in Grecian style, with in- cised and gilt decoration, and fitted w ith large bevel-edged mirrors. Thesideboards are designed to correspond with the framing, and have mable tops. All the seats are up. bolstered in terra-cotta frietze velvet. The ceiling is panelled and artistically decorated in flat tints relieved with rich gilded work, while the fioor s laid with a heavy Brussels carpet, wttnners of the same material in the principal passages. Space will not permit us to describe the various cabins, &c., but everything is arranged in the best possible manner to secure the comfort of the passengers. The "Anglia," as well as the "Hibeft-nia" and "Cambria," was built under the supervision of the company's marine superintendent, Capt. Binney and Mr Orr, th1 superintendent engineer. The vessel is propelled by two sets of four- cylinder triple expansion engines balanced on the Schlick and Tweedy system. Its nominal horse power is 398, with a forced draught speed of 22 knots. A large party °nJ,rdJ'1" twin-screw steanwr Angha on Wednesday morning for the trial tnp, the vessel being in command of Capt. Varian, the cornnwdore captain of the com- pany, and the chtief ongineer being Mr tJcSJ paTSe Was a li^fvL Speed' a.s Bull beg Lighthouse was reached in'two holK and 45 mmntes, notwithstanding the Sot thlt hSlZ? etr°Dg f0? tideVinsUt £ £ If way across, and also a strong headwind. Kie speed attained under thesei drcum^ stances was 21.4 knots. The motionTthe tTth easy having regard to the state of the weather. Having ar- rm>d at North Wall, a splendid luncheon °n d' <>iteT which fche chair- A comPany (^d Stalbridge) pro, Vanous fcoaste» including "Hie Queen, The Guests," coupled with Marfcin, and the build- ers, to which latter toast Col. Dennv M P responded. Mr P. Denny proposed the suo. cess of the company, couplejd with the namd of the chairman, which toast was most Wtily honoured. The return voy^eSS- menced most pleasantly, but a verf thick fog soon came on, and the speed of ther £ £ 2tw tw mng the incidents of the t P Was that ooald

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