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Royal Tar

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1832 The most powerful steam vessel of her day; built by John Duffus and Co of Aberdeen to the order of Captain Bourne, later becoming a celebrated as a pioneer vessel of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. Boilers soon replaced by others designed by Francis Humphrys[1]


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  1. The Engineer 1875/10/29