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"ON Saturday last there was launched from the Clydebank Yard of John Brown and Co., Limited, a new twin-Screw steamer for the Pacific coasting services of the Canadian Pacific Railway Co. The Princess Kathleen, which was the name given to the new ship, is to take up service on the company's triangular route between Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle. Altogether this route has a length of 270 nautical miles, and is traversed every 24 hours.
The following are the leading dimension of the Princess Kathleen :- Length, 368ft; breadth, 60ft; depth to upper deck, 28ft. 9in; with a loaded draught of 17ft. and 6000 tons gross tonnage. With her three funnels, two pole masts, and extensive deck erections, the new steamer will present a particularly handsome appearance.