THE NEW SHIP CORINGA, Capt. Potter, from Calcutta March 23, arrived at this port on Monday, having completed her first voyage. Built expressly for a Calcutta trader, and consequently designed to stow a large cargo, in sharpness of model, she is not a clipper, yet her rate of speed, and the length of her homeward passage, show that she has performed as well as some of the crack clippers, which have recently arrived at New York. Her leading dimensions are:-- 160 feet long between perpendiculars, 175 feet over al; breadth of beam 32½ feet, depth of hold 22 feet, dead rise at half floor 12 inches, and register 700 tons. Her floor is carried forward and aft to the extremes, and her ends are finely formed, but not very sharp. In model she is a very beautiful vessel, and is well built of the best materials. Her main mast is 76 feet long, main yard 68 feet square, and the other spars in proportion. These few facts show that she is not cut up in the hull, or overburdened with spars; but a good freighting ship. She has on board 1400 tons of cargo, and only draws 18 feet water, and, as already stated, her passage is equal to any made from China, this season, to New York. And yet she had much light weather during the passage. In seven days she only made 196 miles, and her best work was 1150 miles in five days. With a whole-sail breeze she has often balled off 13 knots. She is in beautiful order aloft and about the decks, and looks much neater than when she left here. We consider her one of the finest vessels of her class we ever saw, and the best combination of speed with large stowage capacity, that we know. She was built at Medford by Mr. Jonathan Stetson, and is owned by Messrs. N. & B. Goddard, of this city. She is now at Central wharf; and we advise those who like to see a neat vessel, to inspect her. She was only 22½ days from the Equator to Boston, excellent work at this season of the year.
Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius.
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