S.S. Pennsylvania Sun
Both pictures of S.S. Pennsylvania Sun on 9/25/33: From the Collection of Dave Boone
S.S. Pennsylvania Sun: From the Collection of David Kavanagh
Sun Ship Hull #:  42 Contract Date:  1/23/1922
Keel Laid: 12/23/1920 Time on Ways (M/D):  25/11
Date Delivered: 3/3/1923 Time in Wet Basin (M/D):  0/28
Total Time Bldg.: 26/9 Promised Delivery Date: 4/30/1921
D.W.T.:  12880 Propulsion:  
H.P.:  4300 Speed: 12 knots
Sponsor:  MRS.MARY E. PEW Delivery Price:  
Bbls. Capacity: 110248 Launch Date: 2/3/1923
Previous Owner:   Previous Name:  
Date Purchased:   Date Sold:
 May, 1938
Subsequent Owner:  ATAPCO - American Tdg & Prod Subsequent Name:  American Trader
   F.Zaccaro - 1947    SAN DIEGO
 Length:  480'  Beam: 65'9"
 Depth: 37'  Class:  LLOYDS/ABS
ON Number: 222747    
In May 1938, the American Trading and Production Corporation (ATAPCO, the holding company for the Blaustein's interest in Pan American Petroleum and Transport Company) purchased its first tank vessel, the SS Pennsylvania Sun (renamed American Trader), from the Sun Oil Company and launched the corporation into the tanker business.
Broken up: Boom 11/05/1953

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