Bessemer converter

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a refractory-lined furnace used to convert pig iron into steel by the Bessemer process

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The body of my ship is an old Bessemer converter stolen from the first steel mill in America to implement the technology--a faster, cheaper way of making steel by blowing air through molten pig iron.
I adopted an old Bessemer converter, making use of something that wasn't wanted.
Hence the Bessemer Converter (one of only three in existence) and the beast that is the 12,000 horsepower River Don Engine, used to roll armour plating.
A Bessemer converter converts pig iron into which material?
Often called Bessemer converters, they are also called Gilchrist-Thomas converters, after their inventor Sidney Gilchrist Thomas.