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Early in his career, Edward Humphrys superintended the machinery of the company's steam vessels in Dublin.
1835 Captain Richard Bourne RN, MD of the Dublin and London Steam Navigation Co, negotiated with the Spanish government aiming to start a steamer service to the Iberian peninsula.
1837 Bourne and others founded the Peninsular Co.