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MS Augustina

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"Launch of the M.S. “ Augustina.”— On Wednesday, March 2, Messrs. Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Limited, successfully launched from their Wallsend Yard, the M.S. Augustina, which has been built to the order of the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company, Limited. The vessel, which is 305 ft. long and 50 ft. broad, is provided with 15 oil-tight compartments as cargo tanks for carrying 3,600 tons of petroleum on a moderate draught. Amidships is a pump room fitted with two main oil pumps, so arranged that they will transfer oil from any compartment into any other on the opposite side of the ship, and also can pump from the sea into any oil compartment. In addition oil can be delivered simultaneously over each side of the ship from any oil compartment, with both pumps working to deliver different qualities of cargo. The propelling machinery consists of two main motors of the four-cycle direct-reversible six-cylinder single-acting marine type, which are being installed by Messrs. R. and W. Hawthorn, Leslie and Company, Limited, Newcastle-on-Tyne, who will also supply the donkey boiler."[1]

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