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THE COMPANY - Glasgow & North of Europe Steam Navigation Company
Subscribers: M. E. Robinow, D. Reichman and George Mackay.
‘Gore’s Liverpool General Advertiser’ – 7th October 1858.
For SALE, by PRIVATE BARGAIN,|
Two fine screw Steam Ships
The ‘GNOME’ of Glasgow’
The ‘ELF’, of Glasgow.
Dimensions of the ‘GNOME’ :- Length 187 feet 3/10 ths inch, breadth 26 feet 1/10 th inch, depth of hold 14 feet 7/10 ths inch; builders measurement 616 34/94 tons. She is propelled by a pair of direct-acting engines, of eighty horse power collectively. Diameter of cylinders 35 inches, length of stroke 2 feet 6 inches, with tubular boiler. She was built in 1856, by Thomas Wingate and Son, of Whiteinch, and classed nine years A1 at Lloyd’s; capacity of hold or cargo 700 tons, of 40 cubic feet, capacity in dead weight 520 tons, capacity in bunks for coal 90 tons; draught of water, loaded, 14 feet aft and 12½ feet forward, and her speed averages 8½ knots per hour, on a consumption of coal of about 12 tons daily. She has excellent accommodation for 24 cabin passengers, and she might be easily fitted up to convey 50 in the steerage.
Dimensions of the ‘ELF’ :- Length 168 feet 5/10 ths inch, breadth 28 feet 3/10 ths inch, depth of hold 14 feet 1/10 ths inch; builders measurement 631 72/94 tons. She is propelled by a pair of direct-acting engines, of sixty horse power collectively. Diameter of cylinders 32 inches, length of stroke 2 feet 3 inches, with tubular boiler. She was built by Messrs. Caird and Co. of Greenock, in 1856, and classed nine years A1 at Lloyd’s; capacity of hold or cargo 700 tons, of 60 cubic feet, capacity in dead weight 520 tons, capacity in bunks for coal 90 tons; draught of water, loaded, 13 feet aft and 11½ feet forward, and her speed averages eight knots per hour, on a consumption of coal of about nine tons daily. Has good accommodation for captain, officers and crew in deck house, and has a small comfortable cabin aft.
They both lie in the harbour at Grangemouth.
‘Glasgow Morning Journal’ – 1st November 1858.
|THE GLASGOW AND NORTH OF EUROPE STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY (LIMITED)|
All Parties having CLAIMS against this Company, or against any of the Screw Steamers the ‘Sylph’, the ‘Elf’, and the ‘Gnome’, all of Glasgow, are requested to lodge the same, duly vouched, with either Messrs. Kerr, Anderson, & Brodie, accountants, 33 Renfield Street, or Messrs. C. R. Baird, Black, & Dill, solicitors, 54 West Nile Street, Glasgow, within three weeks from this date, with certification that those failing to do so will be excluded from a participation in the funds or the Company.
Glasgow, Nov. 1, 1858.
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