The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sir William Siemens (Propeller), U116732, 1 Jul 1896

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The screw steamer SIR HENRY BESSEMER will leave the Globe Yard, where she is building, the latter part of the week. Work is being rushed on her sister ship, the SIR WILLIAM SIEMENS, and the latter will be launched on July 15 or before. The strike at the Globe Yard just after the launching of the BESSEMER retarded work somewhat.
      The gross tonnage of the BESSEMER is 4,321 tons, and the Bessemer Steamship Company expects to advertise itself and incidentally the builders when she gets into commission. The vessel is a duplicate of the CORALIA, controlled by M.A. Hanna & Co., which holds the cargo record. The BESSEMER is constructed of lighter material and will be able to load a few hundred more tons on the same draft.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      July 1, 1896

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      The Rockfeller steamer SIR WILLIAM SIEMENS was launched at Cleveland on Saturday. Her keel length is 412 feet; length over all 432 feet; beam 48 feet and molded depth 28 feet. The engine and boiler are of the same dimensions as those in the other new steamers of the fleet.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      July 27, 1896

At the Globe yard, Cleveland, on Saturday the second Rockefeller steamer was launched, and named SIR WILLIAM SIEMENS. This steamer is it duplicate of the SIR HENRY BESSEMER, which is fully described and illustrated in the Review of April 30.
      Marine Review
      July 30, 1896

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Sir William Siemens (Propeller), U116732, 1 Jul 1896