Schenectady Socony

1924                                  Schenectady Socony                                  19

Steel twin-screw New York State Barge Canal size tanker

Built at Chester Pa by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Hull 73
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 223675     to:
Standard Transportation Co., New York NY, a subsidiary of Standard Oil Co. of New York (Socony)

Given new midbody 1936 at Sparrows Point MD by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation

Renamed The Independent 1953 and Jodie K. (both after having left Great Lakes service)



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