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«,000-TOfc STEAMERS.! . We learn officially (says the. "Liverpool Post' , ) that th e result? "of the trial of tho combined-system of reciprocating and turbine engines on the new White Star liner Lauren tie were -so extremely satisfactory that it is quite probable the Same eystem will' be used : in the two steamers. Olympic and Titanic which are being constructed ifoV the company's New. X6rk service at tho shipbuilding yards-of Messrs Harland ani Wolff, Belfast. ". . ". ... The Olympic, and. Titanic will be the largest steamers in the world. They will each have a tonnage of 45,000 tpnsi It Iβ understood that they.will sail in the "Vrtiite Star Line's New I'bfk, Cherbourg, and Southampton service. . ' ' ~' .. ' The Laurentic will signalise the entry of the White Star, Line Into the Canadian trade In conjunction with the Domiuion Line.. The liner Is specially 'interesting on account of the adoption In this vessel combination oi engines with a : IoW~ pressure tutbihe. It Is the first passenger steamer with this arrangement of machinery. it constitutes the vessel a triple-screw steamer, each of the wing propellers being driven 'by four crank triplebalanced, engines, and ike central propeller by & turbine,

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THE NEW WHITE STAR LEVIATHANS., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 0, 17 April 1909

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THE NEW WHITE STAR LEVIATHANS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 0, 17 April 1909

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