On This Day

25 June

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1910 The mighty Kansas


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The 6,074-ton cargo ship Kansas (WC&C Yard No. 293) was launched today for the Bucknall Steam Ship Co. Ltd., London.

The cargo space of this vessel was divided into five holds, practically free of obstructions and threfore capable of receiving consignments of the largest size such as locomotives, boilers and marine engines. All this was made possible by the vessel being constructed on the Isherwood longitudinal system.

The propelling machinery consisted of a set of triple-expansion engines, with three boilers working under forced draught.