Thursday, 8 October 2015

BILGE KEELS.

NEW BLUE ANCHOR LINER.
WARATAH DUE THIS MORNING.
A MAMMOTH VESSEL.
At daylight to-day the, new steamer Waratah, of 9300 tons - the latest addition to Lunds'Blue Anchor fleet will arrive at Sydney onher maiden voyage from London, via Capetown, with a record number of passengers in both classes. 
On arrival she will berth at the CentralWharf at Miller's Point.
The Waratah is classed 100 A1 at Lloyd's, andher principal dimensions are - length 480ft,breadth 60ft, and depth 38ft.  She is dividedinto seven watertight compartments, and hasa cellular double bottom extending practically the full length. In order to ensure thegreatest amount of comfort in heavy seas thevessel is fitted with bilge keels, as are all the other ships of the fleet.
Again the dimensions varied, but this time depth approximated the true 38.5 ft.. Bilge keels were also deployed in 'top heavy' naval dreadnoughts, notably HMS Thunderer:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Thunderer_(1911)

bilge keel









HMS Thunderer.

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