M.S. Pennsylvania Sun
M.S. Pennsylvania Sun on 7/31/38: From the Collection of Dave Boone
M.S. Pennsylvania Sun on 6/8/41: From the Collection of Dave Boone
Sun Ship Hull #:  168 Contract Date: 3/1/1937
Keel Laid: 8/9/1937 Time on Ways (M/D):  9/1
Date Delivered: 7/13/1938 Time in Wet Basin (M/D): 1/23
Total Time Bldg.: 10/24 Promised Delivery Date: 6/15/1938
D.W.T.:  17870 Propulsion:  diesel
H.P.: 7200 Speed: 14 knots
Sponsor:  MISS MARY C. PEW Delivery Price:  
Bbls. Capacity: 157248 Launch Date: 5/20/1938
Previous Owner:   Previous Name:  
Date Purchased:   Date Sold:
Subsequent Owner:  D.Oltmann & Co Subsequent Name:  Stephanitor
 Length: 521'   Beam: 70'
 Depth: 40'  Class:  LLOYDS/ABS
ON Number: 237658 USMC Hull Number: 7578
 Subsequent History:  [1960 cv to ore carrier, 11664gt] - 55 STEPHANITOR
Disposal Data:  Broken up La Spezia on 02/15/1963

MS Pennsylvania Sun
Burning after she was torpedoed by the German Submarine U-571 about 125 miles west of Key West, Florida, on 15 July 1942.  Photographed from a Naval Air Station, Key West, aircraft.
Pennsylvania Sun was saved and returned to service, but not without the loss of life.

See more information and pictures from 07.49 hours attack on 15 Jul, 1942 click here


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