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

Other name(s): Cometa

Ship owner: Allied Oil Transport Co.; Cia Petrolera "Ulises" S.A.; Cleveland Tankers, Inc.; Pan American Petroleum & Transport Co.; Standard Oil Co.

Ship builder: American Ship Building Co., Lorain, Ohio

Engine builder: American Ship Building Co., Lorain, Ohio

Engine re-builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works, River Rouge, Michigan

Year ship built: 1913

Year engine built: 1913

Final disposition: Scrapped at Ashtabula, Ohio in the summer - fall of 1973. Removed fr documentation in July /August of 1973.


Launched March 22, 1913

Lengthened 72 ft. in 1940 by Great lakes Engineering Works.  New dimensions: 322 x 43.2 x 24.9.  New tonnage: 2987 gross, 2324 net.


b) Cometa (Mexican) (1928-1935)

c) Comet (U.S.) (1936)


1) Standard Oil Co., New York, N.Y.

2) Cia Petrolera Ulisses S.A., Tampico, Mexico (1927)

3) Marine Tankers, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware (1934)

4) Allied Oil Transport Co. (Cleveland Tankers, Inc., mgrs.) (1940)

5) Cleveland Tankers, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio (1943)

Registry number: US. 211398

Hull number: 705

Vessel type: Tanker

Height: 24.9 ft.

Width: 43.2 ft.

Length: 322 ft.

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 2486

Net tonnage: 1258

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 19 in.

Piston 2: 31 in.

Piston 3: 54 in.

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