The splendid new prop. WAVERLY, owned by the Union Steamboat Co., was successfully launched yesterday afternoon shortly before 4:00, at the yard of the Union Drydock Co., opposite the foot of Chicago St. A large crowd of interested spectators were present, and as the new vessel touched the water general enthusiasam was manifested.
The WAVERLY will be used for freight business only, and it is expected will be ready to make her first trip next week. capt. J.W. Moore, formerly of the W.M. TWEED, will command her. We have heretofore given a detailed description of this vessel, the keel of which was laid in November last. She was built under the supervision of Superintendent Drake of the Union Steamboat Co., and her dimensions are as follows: Length of keel, 190 ft.; length over all, 203 ft.; breadth of beam, 33 ft.; depth of hold, 14 ft. 6 inches. She has a compound engine manufactured by the Cuyahoga Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland. The boiler, which is 18 ft. long and 9 ft. in diameter, was built by the late Philip Riter. The painting, graining &c., was done by Mr. W.H. Ingram.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
May 29, 1874 3-1
Steam screw WAVERLY. U. S. No. 80432. Of 1,104.02 gross tons; 989.76 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1874. Home port, Sandusky, Ohio. 191.2 x 33.7 x 13.4 Of 300 nominal horsepower
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891