The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Watson (Propeller), U81788, 9 Dec 1901

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The ocean going steamer WATSON, a sister ship to the BUCKMAN; now engaged in the fruit trade between Cuba and New York City; was launched at Toledo on Monday from the Craig shipyard. She is 260 x 38.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, December 16, 1901

Steam screw WATSON. U. S. No. 81788. Of 1,820 tons gross; 1,237 tons net. Built at Toledo, Ohio in 1902. Home port, Portland, Me. 253.1 x 38.4 x 22.8 Passenger service. Crew of 32. Of 2,000 indicated horse power. Steel built.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1906 [steam vessels]

WATSON .* Built Nov. or Dec., 1901 Ocean Steamer - Steel
U. S. No. 81788 1820 gt - 1237 nt 253.1' x 38.4' x 22.8'
* Renamed (b) ADMIRAL WATSON - US - 1913
Scrapped in Japan in 1935.
      Toledo Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Watson (Propeller), U81788, 9 Dec 1901