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SS White Swan

English: Official number 31638. Iron, screw steamer of 322 tons gross, 197.72 tons net when built by Simons and Co. at Whiteinch, on the Clyde, Scotland in 1854 (yard no. 72).

Dimensions in feet, 145.4 x 22.1 x 13.2 (1 foot=0.305m). Originally brig rigged. Later fitted with a third mast (1861). Two and a quarter decks, square stern, bird figurehead, standing bowsprit, two direct acting engines of 72 horse power. Engine room 31.5 feet. Accommodation for 130 passengers. (Source – J.D. Wilkinson, Early New Zealand Steamers, Maritime Historical Productions, 1966).

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