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Porretta, Calogero 'Charles' (1868-1944)
Porretta, Calogero "Charles" (1868-1944)
was a 4,270 gross ton ship, built by Barrow Shipbuilding Co, Barrow in 1877 for the Anchor Line. Her details were - length 400.3ft x beam 42ft, straight stem, one funnel, three masts (rigged for sail), iron construction, single screw and a speed of 13 knots. There was passenger accommodation for 200-1st, 100-2nd and 800-3rd class. Launched on 28th Mar.1877, she sailed on her maiden voyage from Glasgow to Moville (Ireland) and New York on 2nd Jun.1877. Her last voyage on this service commenced 19th Oct. 1893 (arr. NY 31/10). After this, she made an occasional voyage for Barrow Steamship Co, but was mostly laid up until Jul.1899 when she went to Hamburg for scrapping. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.1,p.460] [Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.9, Anchor Line]

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