SS Yorkshire Ephemera Collection
All Digitized Ephemera for the SS Yorkshire available at the GG Archives. Common items of ephemera in our maritime collection include passenger lists, brochures, event and entertainment programs, and other memorabilia produced for a voyage or ship.
Nicholas Fish used this well-preserved 1859 Ticket for Passage on the Black Ball Line Packet Ship Yorkshire. he was a famous American (1846-1902) from a distinguished American family.
- Steamship Line: Bibby Line
- Class of Passengers: Cabin Class
- Date of Departure: 31 January 1936
- Route: Liverpool to Rangoon via Gibraltar, Marseilles, Port Said, Port Sudan, and Colombo
- Commander: Captain F. W. L. Midgley
Ephemera contained in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenirs provided to the passengers of each voyage. Many of these souvenir ephemeral items have disappeared over the years.
Our selection varies considerably by ship, and likely contains only a sampling of what was originally produced and printed by the steamship lines.
Bookmark pages you're researching and check back periodically for additions as we continue to digitize our extensive ephemera materials.
Yorkshire, New Bibby Liner Built by Harland & Wolff
The large, twin-screw passenger steamer Yorkshire, built for the Bibby line by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland, has sailed after running successful trials in Belfast Lough. Her principal dimensions arc : Length, 504 feet ; breadth, 58 feet, and depth, 35 feet, with a gross tonnage of 10,500.
The Yorkshire has a double bottom extending fore and aft with eight watertight bulkheads to the awning deck, dividing the ship into nine watertight compartments. She will carry over 300 first class passengers. Staterooms are arranged on the tandem principle giving daylight and fresh air to all rooms.
The new steamer is equipped with a complete electrical installation. The main generators are situated in the engine room and consist of enclosed forced lubrication engines driving dynamos of the multipolar type. Each dynamo has an output of 55 kilowatts. An additional dynamo driven by an oil engine is installed aft well above the water line, from which the lighting, wireless telegraphy, signal lanterns, pumping appliances, steering gear and watertight doors can be operated if necessary.
Harland & Wolff's latest type of electrically operated watertight doors arc installed and can be closed from the captain's bridge, indicators being provided to enable the captain to see at any time the exact position of the doors.
The Yorkshire is propelled by twin screws driven by two sets of geared turbines, each set having a high and low pressure turbine, the power being transmitted to the propeller shafting through double helical teeth gearing. The condensers are of the latest design, having independent air and circulating pumps. Steam is supplied by four cylindrical boilers which can be fired with coal or oil fuel as may be desired.
-- The Marine Review, November 1920, p. 595.