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Wednesday, 7 July 1920

Seamen's Quarters (under poop). - To accommodate 12 seamen. Size, 34 feet by 13 feet by 7 ft. 6 in., approximately 276 cubic feet per man (twice as much as ours). Berths - iron spring beds, supplied with bed and bedding, which is changed once a week. Berths situated six at each end, leaving a space of 18 feet in the centre, where an ash table, 12 feet by 2 feet was placed, also 12 steel lockers, one for each man, dimensions, 3 feet by 1 ft. 3 in. by 1 ft. 8 in. Ventilation - 5 12-in. port-holes, one ventilator, and fly or screen door. Four double electric lights, 25 candle-power each. Two fans for cooling purposes. Four radiators for beating.

Hess Boom for Seamen and Firemen. - Size, 17 feet by 15 ft. 6 in. by 7 ft. 6 in. Two ash tables, 10 feet by 2 feet - sailors one table, firemen the other. All pantry appliances, racks, and lockers for same. Three electric lights, fans, and radiators. Full-paid messroom steward, to keep everything in order.

Carpenter and Boatswain's Accommodation. - Hoorn under poop, size, 11 feet by 9 feet by 7 ft. 6 in., approximately 370 cubic feet per man. Two bunks and one couch, upholstered in leather. Two drawers under each bunk, size, 2 ft. 9 in. by 2 feet by 1 foot. One skylight, 4 ft. 6 in. by 3 feet, to open right back, fly-proof netting. Bed and bedding supplied, and changed once a week. Four steel lockers, ' same as supplied to seamen. Five electric lights (25 candle-power), one arranged over each bunk for reading purposes. First class wash basin, and mirror in oak frame, 2 ft. 6 in. by 2 feet, with conveniences for shaving and toilet gear. High-class table on brass stand, underneath portion fitted with arrangement for holding glasses and decanter, size of table, 2 feet by 1 ft. 8 in. Brass spitoon. Fly or screen door, also panelled door, both fitted with double locks, also door curtain. Carpet and mats.

Carpenter and Boatswain's Messing Accommodation. - Situated on hurricane deck. Steward to keep same in order.

Carpenter's Shop. - Situated under forecastle head. Size, 15 feet by 7 feet by 8 feet. Bench fitted with one large-size quick-acting vice, also one quick-acting bench clamp vice. Lockers and racks for tools.

Hospital. - Situated under forecastle head. Size, 15 ft. 6 in. by 13 ft. 6 in. by 7 ft. 6 in. Fitted with four berths. Hot and cold water. Plunge bath and shower and sanitary arrangements fitted in same (can be completely isolated). Toilet arrangements. Three electric lights, radiators, and fans.

Carpenter and Boatswain's Bathroom. - Situated on hurricane deck. Hot and cold plunge bath, with shower, all other conveniences.

Sanitary system. - Running water all the time throughout the ship.


Mr Burchell - How does that compare with the Canadian Government lino?







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