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ARRIVALS. i YESTERDAY. Takapuna, s.s.. F. P. Erais, from Xew Plymouth. Passengers: Miasew Fitzgerald ' Bell. Robinson. Fito>. Lockie. Cox- j head. Fitzgerald, Pike. ilesclames i Pietaeh, Renai, Messrs. OTonnell T I Rrown, Costello. TV. A. Boucher. Brown Carter, Kay. Harrison. Hlaikie. Tapo, i Bailey, Rcnai. MeKenzie. White. Murray, nnd 10 steerage. -l.:niou Co.. apnts. Hnwk. scow. Anrlersoi). from IJ.jkianjrn : —OLeliuuga yawmiliiug Co., agenis. DEPARTURES. ; YESTERDAY. Raran-a. s.s.. W. F. Norbnry, for Xew i Plymouth. Passengers: Misses E Kin" . Smith. Mrs. Brockway, Messrs. A. V. ! Austen, Murphy. Parker, Hammond. Orange. R. Milieu. Roberts. A Cameron Cole. A. Fergus, Wilson. Wain'house. McMi.'lan. James_ Culliugton, East, Dr. Brockv.ay. Master reterson. THIS DAT. Takapima, s.s., Evans, for New Plymouth ami Wellington. Passengers: Misses Mitchell, Neville. Eminin, Mesdames Emmin Burgess, Messrs. Burgess, S. A. Dickson U A. Plant, 1". Henderson. H. Pike Elliott.. A. E. Sykes, Watson, Capt. Neville and 0 steerage. A CANTILEVER STEAMER. - (From Our Special Correspondent.) LONDON, March 12. The new passenger aud cargo steamer i Fiona, built by Sir Raylton Dixou and Co of Cleveland Dockyard, Middlesborough, with cantilever frames, on the patents of Harroway aud Dixon. John Priestman, and Livingston i>nd Sanderson, has just been ■doing' her official trials. This vessel 'haa j 4>eeu specially designed and constructed to i the order of the Colonial Sugar Refining I Company, of Sydney, to fusfll their special I requirements for the conveyance of molasses in bnlk and sugar from their mills In Fiji 1 to their various refineries in Nbtc Soutk.
Wales and Xew Zealand. The leading dimensions of the vessel are: 373 ft by 52ft 2 in by 28ft 4in moulded, with a measured cargo capacity of over 10,400 tons. Tno topside tanks, situated between the shell of the ship and the deck, and the sloping sides of the holds, are constructed to carry the molasses in bnlk. Part of these tanks ■will contain about 1000 tons of molasses, while the remainder will carry about 300 tons of water for trimming purposes. Tlie molasses are run from large cisterns at the mills into the topside tanks, and. by the aid of two sets of specially designed pumps fitted In tlie vessel, the raoiasses are pumped from the ship into receivers situated on the v.-narf. The molassps are next forced from the receiver to the large storage tap"-- by a powerful air compressor fitted in tae poop 'tween decks, the whole operation, feeing performed in about eight hours. The vessel has been fitted with engines, placed aft by the North Eastern Marine Engineering Co., Ltd., of Snuderlnnd, having cylinders 28, 42, .and 70 by 4S stroke supplied with stenm by three large singleended boilers working: at 1801b pressure.
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