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London and Dublin Steam Navigation Co

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Early in his career, Edward Humphrys superintended the machinery of the company's steam vessels in Dublin.

1832 Ordered Royal Tar from John Duffus and Co of Aberdeen

1835 Captain Richard Bourne RN, MD of the Dublin and London Steam Navigation Co, negotiated with the Spanish government aiming to start a steamer service to the Iberian peninsula.

Francis Humphreys (sic), marine engineer of the company, originated the concept of the trunk engine[1]

1837 Bourne and others founded the Peninsular Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Oct 19, 1858