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Twin hull ship built in 1875 by the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Co.

Invention of Captain Dicey,.

Her length is 290ft., the breadtb of each hull 17ft., and her total breadtb 60ft. there being a space of 26ft. between the hulls. The vessel is fittcd with two pairs of engines of the collective nominal power of 200 horses. There is one paddle wheel to each pair of engines, 22ft. in diameter by lOft. breast. The Castalia came to London in November last (1875) to be docked to have her bottom exanmined. Previously to that she had been running regularly between Dovor and Calais for three months. [1]

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  1. The Engineer 1876/03/10