One of the two steamers that are building at the Cleveland works of the American Ship Building Co. for transatlantic service, and which are to be of 7,000 tons capacity each on ocean draught, was launched on Saturday last and named MINNETONKA. It is expected that the MINNETONKA will be taken down to the seaboard in two parts before the close of canal navigation, but the second ship will not go down until next spring. The MINNETONKA was christened by Miss Marion Wetmore, daughter of Mr. R. C. Wetmore, secretary of the ship building company. Chas. E. & W. F. Peck, insurance brokers of New York, represent the principal stockholders in the American Navigation Co., which is to own and operate these ships.
September 1, 1901
The steamer MINNETONKA, built at Cleveland for the ocean trade, has been cut in two and is being bulkheaded for the trip to the coast next spring. In about six weeks the MINNEWASKA, the second of these ocean-going steamers will be placed in drydock for a similar treatment.
January 30, 1902
Steam screw MINNIETONKA.* U. S. No. 93224. Of 5270 gross tons. Built Cleveland, O., 1901. 430.0 x 43.7 x 33.0
* Renamed SANTA MARIA - U. S. - 1907 [torpedoed Atlantic Ocean Feb. 25,1918]
Herman Runge List
Steam screw SANTA MARIA.* U. S. No. 93224. Of 5,318 tons gross; 3,346 tons net. Built at Cleveland, Ohio in 1901. Home port, New York, N.Y. 430.0 x 43.7 x 33.0 and a crew of 37. Freight service. 2,400 indicated horse power. Steel built.
* formerly steam screw MINNETONKA.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1911