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Starucca (Propeller), U115381, 21 May 1875

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The new propeller STARUCCA, belonging to the Union Steamboat Company Line, arrived up from Buffalo early yesterday morning, and left for Chicago after stopping about an hour. She was built during the past winter at Buffalo, and is especially designed as a freight boat. Her dimensions are: Length over all, 252 ft.; beam 35 ft.; depth of hold 15 ft. Her boilers rest half way below the main deck, leaving almost a clear hold for stowage of freight. She has compound engines 28 inch and 56 inch bore and 3 ft. stroke. Her wheel is 11 foot in diameter, Buffalo pattern. The Beech patent steam jacket is attached to her boilers, thereby effecting a saving in the consumption of fuel. The STARUCCA has a carrying capacity of 1,400 tons. She is commanded by Captain Moore, and Mr. John Maybury is first engineer.
      Detroit Advertiser & Tribune
      May 21, 1875

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Steam screw STARUCCA. U. S. No. 115381. Of 1,313. 09 tons gross; 1,155.20 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1875. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 218.0 x 34.0 x 13.0 Of 1,800 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1886

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Starucca (Propeller), U115381, 21 May 1875