In London, American inventor Ross Winans launches the last of his series of "cigar boats"
The American multi-millionaire inventor Ross Winans launched the last of his innovative "cigar boats," named after himself, at the Millwall Docks in East London. The 400-ton steam yacht was 256 feet long and had an 18 foot diameter circular hull powered by engineroon driving two large propellers, one at each end of the vessel. The life of the Ross Winans was limited, and she was broken up for scrap around 1897. (By John Osborne)
"Launch of the steam yacht Ross Winans, Millwall, England, on 21st of February," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, April 7, 1866, p. 400.