The New Steamer Saratoga.
--The new steamship Saratoga
, of the New York and Virginia Steamship Company, made a trial trip down the bay, from New York, and one to the buoy on the bar, on Saturday, making a speed of about fourteen and a half miles per hour.
This vessel is a sister ship to the Niagara
, and is of the following dimensions: Length, two hundred and thirty feet; beam, thirty-nine feet; depth of hold, fifteen feet; and measures about one thousand two hundred tons.
The engine has a sixty-inch cylinder, with eleven feet stroke of piston.
She has all the modern appliances for the prevention and suppression of fire, and is well found in life-saving apparatus.
is a model boat in every respect, and our coast fleet has received a fine acquisition in these two vessels.
The hulls are superior in finish and strength, while the engines are unequalled in beauty of finish and accuracy of motion.
sails on her trial trip to Richmond
on Wednesday, 20th.
She is commanded by Captain King
, well known in the trade, and highly esteemed for his many good qualities.
So we learn from the New York Times