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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Boston Socony

Other name(s): J. L. Latimer; Lio_; Val_51

Ship owner: Jocharanne Tugboat Corp.; Magnolia Petroleum Co.; Socony-Vacuum Oil Co.; Standard Transportation Co.; Standard-Vacuum Transportation Co.

Ship builder: New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey

Ship re-builder: Federal Ship Building and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey

Engine builder: McIntosh and Seymour Corp.

Year ship built: 1924

Year engine built: 1924

Final disposition: Removed from documentation in September 1965. Scrapped c. 1967.


New midbody installed by Federal Shipbuiling & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey, in 1935.  Tonnage change in 1950 to 1235 gross, 744 net.  Rig changed to barge in 1964 (228'2" x 40' 1" x 12' 8"; 1022 gross - 1022 net).


b) J. L. Latimer (1954)

c) Lio (1957)

d) Val 51 (1964)


1) Standard Trans. Co., New York, N. Y. (1924-1931)

2) Standard-Vacuum Trans. Co., New York, N. Y. (1931-1934)

3) Socony-Vacuum Oil Co., New York, N. Y. (1934-1954)

4) Magnolia Petroeum Co., Beaumont, Texas (1954-1957)

5) Jocharanne Tugboat Corp., New York, N.Y. (1957-1965)

Registry number: US. 272580

Hull number: 292

Vessel type: Tanker

Height: 14 ft.

Width: 40 ft.

Length: 252.8 ft.

Stroke length: 18 in.

Gross tonnage: 1235

Net tonnage: 744

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Diesel (twin), 6 cyl.

Piston 3: 13 in.

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