Launch of "The Genova" Steam-ship, at Messrs. Mare's, Blackwall, [London], 1856. 'This splendid iron screw-steamer...[was] built for the Genoese Transatlantic Company...for the purpose of carrying on a direct steam communication between North and South America and Sardinia...[She] is of 2000 tons burden...length, 263 feet; breadth of beam, 38 feet...The engines, of 300 horse power, are to be supplied by Maudslay; and the cost of the vessel, exclusive of her engines, will be £43,000...She has been constructed upon lines laid down by Mr. James Ash...The ceremony of naming and launching...was effected in excellent style...by the Misses Ford and Walter...There was an immense concourse of persons present to witness the interesting occurrences, which, with the beautiful weather, gave the greatest satisfaction to all'. From "Illustrated London News", 1856.
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