SHIP STAMP SOCIETY
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On her first trip she released nine steamers frozen in heavy ice in the Gulf of Finland. By powerful pumps the 800 tons of water in the ship's double-bottom tanks can be transferred to either end or side of the vessel, thus allowing her to be trimmed by the head or by the stern, or heeled to port or starboard, to enable her to rid herself of ice wherever necessary. Although the Ermack is not the first icebreaker, she was the first really successful ship of her kind. Her particulars are: Displacement 7,875 tons, 4,817 gross tons; dimensions, 305ft. x 71ft. x 25ft The Ermack's Baltic complement is 112 men and her speed 15 knots. SG2314