Ship Trimmer

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Ship Trimmer

Postby Peter » 23 Oct 2016 03:14

I have come across the following:

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(Naval Improvements of the Nineteenth Century, The United Service Magazine, 1847, Vol 55, Part III, (Sept.-Dec), pp 481 – 490)

Following it up, the best I could find was:

“To obtain this desirable end an instrument called the Ship Trimmer has been constructed by order of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, and it is now under trial on board HMS Thetis.” (p 91)

(Sleigh, AW, The Ship Trimmer, The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1847, pp 90 – 91.

Was this instrument / invention proved and / or adopted? (I’ve found other “ship trimmer” references such as “levelling out coal in cargo holds”).

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