Boston Socony

1924                                  Boston Socony                                  19

Steel twin-screw New York State Barge Canal size tanker

Built at Camden NJ by New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Hull 292
One of a fleet of similar size vessels built for service between East Coast ports and Great Lakes ports through the New York State Barge Canal.  This service continued into the 1950s.

260’ LOA, 252’ LBP, 40’ beam, 14’ depth
1 deck, 2 oil-fired diesel engines, 700 BHP

Enrolled at
252.9 x 40.1 x 12.8, 1199 GT, 753 NT     US 223680     to:
Standard Transportation Co., New York NY, a subsidiary of Standard Oil Co. of New York (Socony)

Given new midbody 1935 at Kearny NJ by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.

Converted to barge 1964

Renamed J. L. Latimer 1954, Lio 1957 and Val 1964 (all after having left Great Lakes service)



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