London Times, 25 November 1865, p. 5: STEAM NAVIGATION IN RUSSIA.

The Russians are rapidly covering their seas and large rivers with steamvessels, mostly built in this country. Messrs. C. Mitchell and Co., of Low Walker, on the Tyne, have just received an order to build two screw steamers of 500 tons each, for the navigation of the Caspian Sea, to which these vessels will sail direct from this country. The same firm are also about to build two more powerful steamships for the Russian Steam Navigation Company, and intended for their fleet on the Black Sea trading with the Crimea. They will be fitted up to carry a large number of passengers, and they will be supplied with engines by Messrs. Penn and Son, of London, with all the modern improvements for the economy of fuel.

Provided by Stephen McLaughlin