Vintage Postcards of the Allan Line Steamship S.S. Grampian
Colorized Vintage Postcard of the R.M.S. Grampian of the Allan Line indicated Length of 485 feet, Breadth of 60 feet, and Tonnage of 10,900.
Title: R.M.S. Grampian
Manufacturer: C.W. Hunt & Co., Liverpool
PC Mfg. Nbr.: 20-2
Date: Undated but circa 1910
Manufactured: Printed in Great Britain.
Archives Inventory Number: GGA-ATL 732460341
GRAMPIAN, twin-screw steamer; 502 by 60 by 416 ft. Built to the order of the Allan Line. The vessel has a gross register tonnage of about 10,000, and is built to the highest class of the British Corporation Registry, is constructed on the cellular double-bottom principle, and is specially strengthened for the North Atlantic trade.
The deadweight capacity will be about 9,000 tons, and the internal cubic space will greatly exceed this figure. To facilitate the stowage of cargo the pillaring of the holds is of the new tubular form, widely spaced, and the numerous steam winches and other appliances are of the most complete design for the rapid loading and discharging of cargo.
Large chambers, nine in number, with a capacity oi 23,000 cubic feet, are being fitted for the cold storage of cargo and ship's provisions. The passenger accommodation is in keeping in style and Comfort with the advance by which the North Atlantic passenger trade is now distinguished.
The ’tween decks are lofty and the staterooms large and tastefully furnished, giving accommodation for 500 first and second-class cabin passengers. In the third class, provision is made for I400 passengers, who will be carried in four-berth rooms.
For each of the classes, large and well-appointed dining saloons, music-rooms, libraries, lounges, smoke-rooms, and covered-in recreation spaces have been provided. The first and second-class public-rooms are very tastefully paneled in white enamel in fumed oak, mahogany, and other hard woods, and those of the third-class are finished in polished pitch pine.
The ship is lighted throughout by electricity, and to ensure its unbroken maintenance the supply plant is duplicated, and in addition to natural ventilation the ’tween decks and emigrants’ spaces are heated and ventilated on the thermotank system. The vessel will be propelled by a double set of triple-expansion engines designed to maintain at sea a speed, which will enable the vessel to make the passage from Moville to Rimouski in less than seven days, a material advance in speed on the existing services.
Source: "Stephen & Sons, Linthouse" The Steamship: An Illustrated Monthly Scientific Joural Devoted to the Interests of Shipbuilders, Marine Engineers, Electricians, and Shipowners, Volume 19, September 1907, P. 113