Parliamentary Reports; Mail Service, Ireland & America, 1857-62

Parliamentary Reports; Mail Service, Ireland & America, 1857-62

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...proportions of the ship were for the purpose of attaining great speed; the length and breadth and fineness of the lines. 1545. I suppose I may say that this was an almost novel experiment in building ships to attain that great speed, and to encounter the Atlantic at the same time '.'---I think it was. 1546. Consequently, I presume, that if any fault is found witl1 those ships, it may have arisen from the fact of its having been, as it were, an experiment of a novel description?--To some extent it would be so; we were stepping very little over the boundary that had been laid down by the CunardCompany in the " Persia;" the ship was of the same length and the same power, and the only difference was that " the Hibernia" is a little narrower. The " Persia," as the Committee are aware, broke down on the first voyage, and she had to have 20,000 Z. or 30,000 Z. spent upon her, and now she is as good a ship as any ship that is afloat. 1547. Sir John Trollope Is she your build?--No; she was built by Mr. Napier. 1548. C'/zat'rman. So that it was perfectly possible, in your opinion, that a vessel might be turned out by the builder weak, and in some respects deficient; but that when experience had pointed out where that deficiency has existed, it might he remedied by some additional outlay upon the vessel, so as to make her perfectly seaworthy and efficient in the performance of her duty?--That is my opinion. 1549. Do you consider that if those additions had been made to the vessel that you recommended, they would have strengthened her sutliciently to have enabled her to resist the gale which she encountered?-I believe they would. 1550. In Mr. Laird's evidence he has mentioned that his practice...show more

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  • Paperback | 832 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 42mm | 1,456g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838955
  • 9781236838957