Screw steamer

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a steamship propelled by a screw.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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SIR WALTER SCOTT STEAMSHIP, TROSSACHS PIER, OFF THE A821 The oldest-surviving screw steamer in action in Scotland.
She was a twin screw steamer with two 100-horsepower engines driving the screws individually, and was extremely manoeuvrable, being able to turn in her own length.
The Union spy wrote: "I have just learned from a source I regard as reliable that a new screw steamer built by Pearse for Walker and Cunard, had been sold to Fraser, Trenholm & Co of Liverpool and Charleston, South Carolina."
Built in 1897, it was a twin screw steamer, tonnage 10.248 gross, 5.154 net.
In Merseyside Maritime Museum's Liverpool: World Gateway gallery, there is a superb model of the twin screw steamer Colombia, a PSNC coastal passenger and cargo liner.
The screw steamer Rattler beat the otherwise identical paddle steamer Alecto.
She was a 130ft twin screw steamer launched in 1884 to carry up to 1, 303 passengers.
The other two vessels were the steel screw steamers Henriette Woermann and the Kamerun.
Journeys on the sea going paddle steamer the PS Waverley and the SS Walter Scott (one of the last surviving screw steamers) will help you enjoy the Argyll hills, Kyle's of Bute and the calm waters of Loch Katrine.
The SS prefix on ships denoted that they were 'screw steamers', as opposed to paddle steamers.
screw steamers of the Civil War, to the Dupuy de Lome, which looks like nothing so much as a crocodile in a children's book.