S/S Pretorian in Allan Line colors [old postcard]
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Details: 6,508 gross ton, 4,076 net ton. Length 436,1ft. (133,15m.) x beam 53,1ft. (i6,16m.). Hull was made of steel, she had 2 decks, forecastle 47ft., bridge 162ft. and poop 44ft. She had one funnel and two masts. She had passenger accommodation for 140 first class, 200 second and 600 on steerage
. The Pretorian was built throughout of Siemen's Martin steel. She had a cellular double bottom and was fitted all fore and aft for water ballast, with all the latest appliances for filling and discharging the tanks. The whole of the main framing of the vessel was of strong sectional material, the topsides as strong as any other portion. The hull was divided into eight watertight compartments by means of seven bulkheads fitted in accordance with the Board of Trade requirements for ocean passenger steamers. The vessel had six large cargo hatches, twelve powerful steam winches, and special arrangements for the quick manipulation of cargo. She had two complete steel decks, and, in addition, a shade deck above, with a bridge 150 ft. long on top of it. Accommodation for officers and engineers was fitted in deckhouses on the bridge deck. The vessel was rigged as a two
masted fore-and-aft schooner. The machinery, which was supplied by Messrs. Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Limited, Middlesbrough, was designed to suit the requirements of the heavy Atlantic trade. The diameter of the cylinders were 32 in,, 53 in., 88 in., by 54 in. stroke, working on the three crank triple-expansion principle, with a steam pressure of 180 lb. per square in., the cylinder supports consisted of massive cast iron divided columns. Steam was supplied by four single-ended boilers 16 ft. by 12 ft., Howden's forced draught was also fitted in connection with the boilers.