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Hired by [[John Grubb Richardson]] to operate his linen shipping business.
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1850 Inman persuaded the Richardsons to form the [[Inman Line|Liverpool and Philadelphia Steamship Company]] and buy an advanced new ship, the [[SS City of Glasgow]]. She proved profitable because her iron hull required less repair and her screw propulsion system left more room for passengers and freight. The ship's moderate speed also considerably reduced coal consumption.
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1855 Richardson sold his interest in the firm to Inman after Inman chartered ships to the French during the Crimean War. The Inman line emerged after the war as one of the major steamship firms on the Atlantic and ultimately became apart of the [[American Line]].
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Hired by John Grubb Richardson to operate his linen shipping business.

1850 Inman persuaded the Richardsons to form the Liverpool and Philadelphia Steamship Company and buy an advanced new ship, the SS City of Glasgow. She proved profitable because her iron hull required less repair and her screw propulsion system left more room for passengers and freight. The ship's moderate speed also considerably reduced coal consumption.

1855 Richardson sold his interest in the firm to Inman after Inman chartered ships to the French during the Crimean War. The Inman line emerged after the war as one of the major steamship firms on the Atlantic and ultimately became apart of the American Line.


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