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A vessel of 201 tons with 140 horsepower engined by Boulton and Watt

Around 1830 was the fastest boat of the Old Margate Company.

The owners employed Mr Ditchburn to alter the shape of the bows to increase the speed of the vessel, which he did with great success

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