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Triton (Tug), U145816, 9 Feb 1899

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New Tug Contract at Buffalo - It is announced that Capt. Edward H. Maytham of Buffalo, will build a tug to replace the T.M. MOORE, burned at Grand Island last December. The burned vessel was in the service of Dunbar & Sullivan on Buffalo harbor improvements last season, and the' new vessel. which will be named the TRITON, will be similarly employed. The tug will be 62 ½ feet in length, 15 feet beam and 8 feet depth of hold. The hull (wood) will be constructed by Thomas O'Grady. The tug will be of the rocker keel type and the fore-foot will he well cut away below the load water line. The deck beams will be notched upon the shelf pieces in order to better enable the vessel to withstand the severe crushing strain to which such a craft must inevitably be subjected. Three heavy oak deck beams will be notched upon the shelf pieces at proper distances, the reverse strain being taken by three heavy tie-rods. extending from side to side and set up with turn-buckle The tow bitts and timber heads are to be of steel. The vessel will be fitted with a rectangular fire box marine boiler. manufactured by Riter Bros. & Co. It will he 10 feet in length by 6 feet in diameter with 150 pounds pressure. The boiler will be fed by a Worthington heavy pressure, duplex outside-packed piston pump 6 x 3 ½ x 6 through a National feedwater heater containing a double coil of copper pipe. There will he two Penberthy injectors, and the method of independent boiler feeding will allow the engine to turn free and unencumbered. The engine. which will be built by Sutton Bros.. will be 15 inches cylinder by 17 inches stroke. and will turn a propeller wheel 5 feet 9 inches diameter by 5 feet 8 inches pitch. The agreement with Dunbar & Sullivan calls for the completion of the tug by April 15.
      The Marine Review
      February 9, 1899 10-2

NOTE:-- supposed originally to have the engine and boiler from burned tug T.M. MOORE ??

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Triton (Tug), U145816, 9 Feb 1899