New Haven Socony

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

Enrolled at
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.






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