News from 1897 Launch and maiden voyage of Delphic I

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The Times, 6 January 1897

IRELAND
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BELFAST, JAN. 5
Messrs. Harland and Wolff launched from the Queen's Island this morning
a large twin-screw steamer named the Delphic, the latest addition in the
fleet of the White Star line. The new vessel is 475ft. long by 55ft.
beam, her gross tonnage being about 9,000. She will be employed in the
New Zealand trade.

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New-York Tribune, 1 July 1897

THE FREIGHTER DELPHIC ARRIVES HERE
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The new freighter Delphic, of the White Star Line, arrived here yesterday on
her maiden trip from Liverpool. She is a remarkable ship in regard to her
cargo and coal carrying capacity. Her cold storage compartments alone, it is
estimated, can carry 100,000 frozen sheep. She is 475 feet long, 55 feet
bean and of 9,000 tons burden. After her return to Liverpool she will be put
into the New Zealand trade.

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