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THE THERMOPYLAE.

DETAILS OF THE. VESSEL, CAPTAIN AND CARGO.

■ Tie Thermouylcß, whddh belonged to tihe Aberdeen White Star line, was-a'steel steamer, built in 1891 by Messrs HaM, Ruseetl and Co., Aberdeen. She was 2396 tans net, amd 3711 tons gross, register, and was fitted with, refrigerating machinery, and had triple expansion engines. She traded between. London and Ausfcraliaa ports, via Gape of Good Hope. ' Captain Wlikm Philip, ,the master of the Thflrmopyise, was 'bom in Aberdeen in 1861, and, like has father captain of the ship Pericles, has been r.»i his life wiJtih the one firm.' His grandfa'liber and great-grand-fatter followed 'the sea &$ a profession, so he represents the fourth generation. o f roaster mariners en the family. He has himstlf been 24 years at sea, yet he has only sailed in two vessels'during ie whole of that long time. At" 14' he .began, in the old sailing ship Salamis, <and rose in her, through various grades, <to the position of master, in which capacity he was connected with tie Salamis for eight yeais. She had the reputation of being one of •tie-fastest sjhips afloat. Captaki William Philip, jun., is married to a native <of ■ Wttlliaimstown, VtVjtoria, which place ike makes his home. : The Thermopylae left Sydney on. August 11th and Port Melbourne on August 16th, for the Cape and London. Her Australian cargo included 2038 bales wool, 382 casks tallow, 2000 bags compressed fodder, 7678 carcases mutton, 140 quarters baef, 1221 cases meats, 1150 cases and 650 bags potatoes, 1000 boxes butter, 2000 cases rabbits, 5000 bare bullion, 7877 ingots copper, 1465 ingots tin, 2682 bags ore, and many other smaller lines. The sovereigns put on board at Melbourne for South Africa were in ten boxes, and are valued at £50,000. . The racehorse Chesney was put on board at Melbourne and Kiora at Sydney, and both horses, wfhich were under the charge of J. Bloomfield, who took Patron to England, were houses in doms on the main deck, forward of the bridge. Chesney is a full blood brother toMaivolio and Maluma, Mr Hawkins, who feid bought ham for 1100 jnimeas/re-sold him to Mr W- Alteon, acting for Mrs Lrcngtry, to whem the horse ■was consigned when he was shipped on board *he Thennopylaj at Port Melbourne. The price was 2000 guineas, witih a 500 guinea conbiogency—a big advance on the 11U0 guineas paid by Hawkiois.

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THE THERMOPYLAE., Press, Volume LVI, Issue 10450, 14 September 1899

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THE THERMOPYLAE. Press, Volume LVI, Issue 10450, 14 September 1899

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