Monday, 6 June 2016

ACCOMMODATION FOR 600 THIRD CLASS PASSENGERS.

NEW BLUE ANCHOR LINER.
THE WARATAH.
"The twinscrew steamer Waratah built
on the Clyde for Messrs William Lund and
Sons' Blue Anchor line, London to Australia
has (says the "Shipping Gazette)
been delivered to the owners after a
successful trial trip was achieved on the 
Firth of Clyde, during which a speed 
of 15 knots was maintained throughout
an extended trial. The new steamer, which
leaves on her maiden voyage from London
on November 5 with a full complement of 
passengers and cargo, is a vessel of 9400
tons gross register, carrying a dead weight of
10 000 tons, and her speed on service will be
13 knots. Accommodation for 100 first class
passengers is provided, and in the 'tween decks
and aft there is accommodation for 600 third
class passengers. The whole of the forward end
of the vessel is insulated for the carriage of frozen
produce from Australia.

From this article it is clear that in addition to the spar deck, 'tween decks were deployed for the carriage of emigrants, allowing for the whopping number of 689 on the maiden voyage.




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