S.S. America Sun
America Sun 12-11-69: From Collection of Dave Boone
Sun Ship Hull #: 648
Contract Date: 4/10/69
Keel Laid: 8/15/68 Time on Ways (M/D): 15/7
Date Delivered: 23-Dec-69
Time in Wet Basin (M/D): 1/1
Total Time Bldg.: 16.8 Promised Delivery Date:  
D.W.T.: 80,735
Propulsion: stm/turbine
H.P.: 24,000 Speed: 16.5 knots
Sponsor: Mrs. D. Ferguaon Delivery Price: $25 mil
Bbls. Capacity: 514,837 GWT: 37,269
Previous Owner:   Previous Name:  
Date Purchased:   Date Sold:
Subsequent Owner: Attransco Subsequent Name: American Trader
length: 765'0" beam: 125'0"
depth: 57'0"  Class: ABS
     GWT:  37269
IMO Number: 7004328    
Broke up: Alang  on 01/23/1993
2/7/90: The American Trader (ex: America Sun), owned by Attransco, leaking approx. 400,000 bbls. of Alaskan Crude off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. The leak was caused from the ship running over it's own anchor. It was estimated it cost $35 million to clean up this spill.
Here are some newspaper articles/pictures of the America in Jax, FL shipyard <click here

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