News from 1895: Launch of Georgic I

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The Times, 25 June 1895

THE LARGEST CARGO STEAMER IN THE WORLD---On Saturday morning Messrs.
Harland and Wolff successfully launched the twin screw steamer Georgic
from the northern end of the Queen's Island, Belfast. The new vessel,
which has been built for the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company (Limited),
and is intended to run in their cargo and live stock service between
Liverpool and New York, is the 34th steamer constructed by Messrs.
Harland and Wolff for the White Star Line and the largest cargo steamer
afloat. Her tonnage is about 6,580 net and 10,000 gross. She will be
fitted for the accommodation of about 900 head of cattle on the upper
and bridge decks, and will in addition have permanent stalls of a most
perfect kind for a large number of horses in the centre of the upper
deck. The machinery for the vessel, which has been constructed in the
engine works of the builders, consists of two sets of triple expansion
engines of the most modern type. The vessel will be fitted throughout
with the electric light.

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