100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Oil Tanker Launched In Pennsylvania

The SS GULFOIL was the first American oil tanker built using the British design system of longitudinal framing, which allowed for the hull to better withstand the demands of heavy cargo.

 It was built by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey.

On August 29, 1912 the SS Gulfoil was launched from the Delaware Valley Shipyards, Pennsylvania.

Wonderful website – Ladies Who Launch :http://www.phillyseaport.org/web_exhibits/ladies_who_launch/records/uss_sonoma_1912.html

Unidentified sponsor, SS Gulfoil,
August 29, 1912

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: