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  1. Boards Covering Hatches - Problems with Water Ingress to Holds (1920s Steamer)

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    I'm starting what I hope is a straightforward request for information about the hatch cover arrangement on older steamers. (Continuing my research on SS Camlough's last voyage in January of 1932) I'd appreciate any comments from folks who have practical experience of ships with boards fitted to...
  2. What Exactly Caused the Loss of all Power on SS Camlough's Fatal Last Trip?

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    Steamship Engine Room and Boiler Room Expertise Needed– SS Camlough’s Last Trip (January 1932) I’m continuing to tease out answers to some unanswered questions from all the available contemporary evidence. Apologies for the length of this post – but I would be grateful if people who have...
  3. Follow-on Questions about 1920s Steam Coaster - Economical Running Speed +

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    I'm still puzzling out the SS Camlough's last disastrous trip in January of 1932 from the various conflicting newspaper reports. I've got two follow-up questions from my earlier post. An answer to that post established from a newspaper report published December of 1920 (on the day before...
  4. 1920 Steam Coaster - Question about Power of Engine and Likely Speed

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    I'm still pursuing my investigations into the wreck of the SS Camlough in January of 1932 on the Scottish coast near Monreith during a terrible winter gale which developed quite suddenly. I've been trying to plot her travels on that disastrous last voyage. Camlough left Belfast around 7 am...
  5. John Kelly, Belfast - Question about Repairs to Steamships in the Kelly Fleet

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    I'm wondering about what the arrangements for Kelly's steamships when they needed engine repairs would have been. I've been researching the last voyage of the SS Camlough in 1932, when the ship suffered engine problems, which were repaired leaving the engine running on reduced power (and filling...
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