S.S. Chester Sun
Launching: The John Curdy Collection
Left:  Sponsors plaque for the Chester Sun Hull No.1 Launched on October 30, 1917. Sponsor was Mrs. J. Howard Pew. Mr. J. Howard Pew was President of Sun Oil until his retirement in 1947. (He was also president of Sun Ship from 1916 to 1918 being replaced by our John G. Pew.
Right:  Below: Cropped from Marine Engineering magazine. From Independence Seaport Musuem. Ignore the typo. It should J Howard Pew.
Photos - David Kavanagh Collection
Rigged out for war. This picture was cropped from the ‘International Marine Engineering. Jan-Jun, 1918. The things you find at Independence Seaport Museum.  Photos - David Kavanagh Collection
Sun Ship Hull #:  1 Contract Date:  05/20/1916
Keel Laid: 1/27/1917 Time on Ways (M/D): 9/4
Date Delivered: 01/2/1918 Time in Wet Basin (M/D): 2/3
Total Time Bldg.: 11/7 Promised Delivery Date:  
D.W.T.: 10600 Propulsion: steam
H.P.:  2600 Speed:  10.5 knots
Sponsor:  MRS.J.H.PEW Delivery Price:
Bbls. Capacity: 81,458 Launch Date: 10/30/1917
Previous Owner:   Previous Name:  
Date Purchased:   Date Sold:
Subsequent Owner:  Continental SS Co -1929 Subsequent Name:  D.J.MORAN
   Pennsylvania Sg Co - 1936    ELWOOD
 Length:  430'  Beam:  59'
 Depth:  33'3"  Class:  LLOYDS
 Broke up:  Mobile 02/1949    
ON Number: 215878    

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