Engineering Volume . 28

Engineering Volume . 28

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... stern under, with water on the main deck as far forward as the after hatches. Tho information of the damage brought by the Oroya was to the offoct that her bottom had been examined by native divers when the ship was afloat, who reported a hole in her port side abreast of tho after gangway ladder 18 ft. 4 in. long and 2 ft. wide at the widest part. On August 10 a party consisting of Captain King, myself, an able staff of mechanics, and two divers, startod from Callao in the 8.8. Santiago for Ballenita, with a good stock of useful materials consisting c lumber, bolts, iron, cement, oakum, fec, and a Gwynne' No. 7 centrifugal pump; also a small tug steamer was in attendance We reached Ballenita on August 13 at 4.20 p.m., and found the Colombia as represented by the Oroya, with the exception that around the stern, botween the main rail and the spar deck, had boen planked, and thus the main deck was comparatively dry. Tho after hold, as previously stated, was full of wator. which was emitting an effluvia similar to sulphuretted hydrogen gas, so very strong and offensive that all brass work was tarnished, and white paint blackened. SimnI taneous to starting the divers to examine the damagi early in the morning after our arrival, the centrifugal pump was put in place, connected to the winch steam pipes, and started to pump the putrid water out of the hold, and kept it running night and day until the smell became less offensive. The divers, after examining tho bottom, reported that thero was no hole whero stated by the nativos, but that tho rudder had been carried away, ruddor-post broken off at the 17 ft. 6 in. draught mark propeller with two out of the four blades broken off, stern-post broken off closo under stern tube, and from thero tho plates and...
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  • Paperback | 900 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 45mm | 1,574g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604156
  • 9781236604156