City Of Puebla (steamer)
Steamship City of Puebla, Lewis and Dryden's Marine History of the Pacific Northwest, p. 368.
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City Of Puebla (steamer)
The City of Puebla was an iron steamer of 2,980 tons, built at Philadelphia in 1881 for Ward Line service between New York and Havana, on which run she held the speed record for some time. Her dimensions were 320.6 x 38.6 x 16.6 and she was fitted with a com- pound (40, 86 x 60) engine developing 2,300 horsepower, with steam at 115 pounds pressure from four single-ended Scotch marine boilers. Following her establishment on the Puget Sound-San Francisco route in 1889 she attained the speed record for the San Francisco to Victoria run, making the voyage in 50 hours and later reducing that time to 48-1/2 hours. Among her well-known masters in Pacific Coast service were Captains Debney, Jepsen, C. J. Hanna and Thomas Reilly. Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1916, H.W. McCurdy. Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle: Superior, 1966
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City Of Puebla (steamer)
The steamship City of Puebla was placed on the Puget Sound route in 1889 in command of Captain Debney, who was for many years master of the State of California. A. H. Kress was chief engineer, and in October the steamer made the fastest passage on record between San Francisco and Victoria, covering the distance in fifty hours. This time was reduced by the same steamer a year later to forty-eight and one-half hours. The City of Puebla is three hundred and twenty feet six inches long, thirty-eight feet six inches beam, seventeen feet hold, and is still on the Victoria route. E. W. Wright, Finest Steamers in the Northwest Appear on Puget Sound Waters, Lewis & Dryden's Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. New York: Antiquarian Press, Ltd., 1961 [This book was written in 1895 and events referred to in this chapter generally took place in 1889., p.368.
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