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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Archers Hope

Other name(s): H. Lee White; Joseph S. Young; Sharon

Ship owner: Boland & Cornelius; Ships, Inc. (Cities Service Oil); U.S. Maritime Commission

Ship builder: Alabama Dry Dock & Ship Building Co., Mobile, Alabama

Ship re-builder: Maryland Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, Maryland

Engine builder: General Electric, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Year ship built: 1945

Year engine built: 1945

Final disposition: Sold for scrap, 1986.


Rebuilt as a self-unloading bulk freighter, with new bow, by Maryland Ship Building Co. in 1957.

Lengthened in 1957 and 1966.  Original dimensions: 504 x 68.2 x 39.2 with gross tons: 10459, net 6345. In 1957, lengthened to 572 ft with gross tons: 12498, net 8820. In 1966, lengthened to 656 ft. with gross tons: 14452.


b) Joseph S. Young

c) H. Lee White

d) Sharon (1973)


1) U.S. Maritime Commission

2) Ships, Inc. (Cities Service Oil)

3) Boland & Cornelius

Registry number: US. 248326

Hull number: 346

Vessel type: Tanker

Height: 39.2 ft.

Width: 68.2 ft.

Length: 656

Gross tonnage: 14452

Net tonnage: 8820

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Turbine (electric motors)

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