Object StatementEngineering drawing, copy, SS 'Captain Sturt' Murray River paddle steamer, paper, dated 1912, hull built by Charles Barnes Co, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America, used by River Murray Commission to build locks in South Australia, Australia, 1917-1935
Physical DescriptionEngineering drawing, copy, SS 'Captain Sturt' Murray River paddle steamer, paper, dated 1912, hull built by Charles Barnes Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, used by River Murray Commission to build locks in South Australia, Australia, 1917-1935
The drawing comprises a one-page sheet depicting the SS 'Captain Sturt' paddle steamer in plan, side and rear elevations. Various specifications and dimensions are included. The 'Captain Sturt' had twin pontoon-like hulls, built of three-sixteenth inch plate iron, steel girders, with the superstructure made of Oregon and red pine timber. Her steam engine was a 200 hp balanced poppet value type with the engine connected directly to the stern wheel. The Western River boiler type had shells which were 19 ft long (5.79 m) by 3.6 ft diameter (1.07 m) and was built of ½ in (12.5 mm) plates. It had twenty 4 in (102 mm) boiler tubes. Her overall length including the stern wheel was 135ft (41.5m) and the draught was 3.3 ft (1 m) with a displacement of 888 tons.