Owing to the interest manifested within the few past months, in the stability of ships at their launching draught, we have had made a curve of stability of the ship H.F. Dimock recently launched by us.
We have also drawn the curves of stability of the steamers Daphne and Hammonia, as they were furnished to Sir Edward Reed in aid of his investigation of the cause of the upsetting of the Daphne, at the time of her launching, and have placed the curve of the H.F. Dimock on the same scales of inclination and leverage.
Believing that it will be agreeable to your readers to examine and compare these curves, we enclose a copy.
We may mention in this connection that the dimensions of the H. F. Dimock are: length at light draught, 271 feet; greatest beam, 41 feet 6 inches; moulded depth, 31 feet; launching draught above top of keel, 7.72 feet. This vessel, as is our custom, was launched with no ballast; the bare hull, with propeller and after-pieces of shaft, were in place.