M.S. Chester Sun
M.S. Chester Sun 3/21/34: From Collection of Dave Boone
 
Very Interesting story, "Solving a wartime mystery: The search for the SS Chester Sun" by Hal Shelton.  It is about the Chester Sun, it was printed in the Island Free Press.
 
Sun Ship Hull #:  122 Contract Date:  6/27/29
Keel Laid:  9/12/29 Time on Ways (M/D):  5/3
Date Delivered: 3/1/30 Time in Wet Basin (M/D):  0/16
Total Time Bldg.:  5/20 Promised Delivery Date:  2/15/30
D.W.T.:  14,584 Propulsion:  diesel
H.P.:  2800 Speed:  11 knots
Sponsor:  Mrs. James McVey Delivery Price:  
Bbls. Capacity: 104,000 Launch Date: 2/15/30
Previous Owner:   Previous Name:  
Date Purchased:   Date Sold:
 
 1954
Subsequent Owner:  Nereus Sg Co Subsequent Name:  GUS M.
   1955 - Tak Sg Corp    TRANSGULF
1957 - Transpollux Carriers TRANSCASTOR
 Length:  480'  Beam: 65'9"
 Depth: 37'0"  Class:  ABS
       
ON Number: 229362    
 
Subsequent History:  54 GUS M. - 55 TRANSGULF - 57 TRANSCASTOR

Disposal Data:  Broke-up La Spezia on 05/04/1960

 
     
 

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