1934 New Haven Socony 19
Steel twin-screw New York State Barge Canal size tanker
Built at Mariners Harbor NY by United Dry Docks Inc., Hull 822
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
251.3 x 40.1 x 12.8, 1242 GT, 779 NT US 233333 to:
Socony-Vacuum Oil Co., New York NY
Renamed Poling Bros. No. 9 1955 (after having left Great Lakes service)
Sank Feb 28, 1981 in East River, New York NY harbor after explosion and fire. One life lost. Enroute from Bridgeport CT to Newark NJ.