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BIRMINGHAM

Craft

Fleet No

Built by

Hull

Cost

Type

BIRMINGHAM

 

John Inshaw, Birmingham

6.68 x70.68 x3.5 draught

 

Screw-tug boat

Owners

Address

Source for

First Date

Regents Canal Co

 

Trial date

8.1855

Steamer Registrations

Owner

Place

PH No

As

Date Inspected

Date Registered

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steamer Gaugings

Owner

Place

Gauging Number

Notes

Date

 

 

 

 

Boiler

Multitubular boiler giving 60-70psi

 

 

Engine

Twin 7 diameter cylinder with 18 stroke driving 2:1 bevel gears to two counter-rotating screws of 3 diam & 4 pitch. 8 nhp

 

SPoC

 

Steamer History

1st prize of 100 after trials on Regents Canal

Started at 6.15 am and at 7.45 pm (13.5 hrs) had run over 11.25 miles of canal, towing 20 barges, 17 of which laden with an aggregate amount of cargo of 931 tons.

8 months period ending 31.5.1865 cost 344.2.0 for 3591miles hauling 2023 barges and 59,738 tons of cargo

Employed until June 1865 hauling barge traffic on Regents Canal (SpoC

 

 

 

Steam Power on Canals

8.1855

15.6.1862

 

31.5.1865

 

6.1865

Fate

 

Date