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John D. Rockefeller - (1914-1924)
See also : S.S. JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER   ( From a Newport News Shipbuilding publication  )
"John D. Rockefeller" was build in 1914, sold in 1924.
The tanker "John D. Rockefeller" plied routes in the Western Hemisphere after World War I.

Tanker was named after :
John D. Rockefeller.

John Davison Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 May 23, 1937) was an American capitalist most known for his role in the early
petroleum industry and the founding of Standard Oil. Through his ruthless business tactics, Rockefeller guided Standard
Oil to be the largest oil refining business in the world, while amassing a substantial personal fortune. Much of this wealth
was then given away, resulting in his legacy as a great philanthropist.
 "John D. Rockefeller" date and place unknown.
( Photo Copyright Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company )
 "John D. Rockefeller" date and place unknown.
( Photo Copyright Reserved )
 "John D. Rockefeller" in dry-dock, date and place unknown.
( Photo Copyright Reserved )

Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :

1914 - JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER    USA    1Q (aft) (10½)
8,374 GRT for Standard Oil Co. (New Jersey), Bayonne 458.3 x 60.0
Tanker built by Newport News SB. & DD. Co., Newport News  (9)  #177   212517
1924 - MALABAR Malabar SS. Co., Inc. (C. D. Mallory & Co., Inc.), Wilmington, Del.
1935 - Ardmore SS. Co., Inc. (s/m)
1937 - Seminole SS. Corp. (s/m)
1942 - Grosvenor Dale Co., Inc. (s/m)
1946 - YUNG TSIN China Merchants' Steam Navigation Co., Shanghai CS
1948 - China Tanker Co., Ltd., Shanghai / Kaohsiung TW - 49
Broken up at Kaohsiung 2nd quarter 1954.

The Miramar Ship Index for "JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER"
IDNo:
2212517
Year:
1914
Name:
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
08.08.1914
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
09.1914

Tons:
8374
Link:
-
DWT:
Yard No:
177
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
139.7
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
18.3
Builder:
Newport News SB
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Newport News
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1Q-10.5

Subsequent History:
1924 MALABAR - 1946 YUNG TSIN

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 2 quarter 1954.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
212517
2212517
1914
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER
8374
Standard Oil Co of New Jersey
212517
2212517
1914
MALABAR
8374
1924
Malabar SS Co Inc.
212517
2212517
1914
MALABAR
8374
1935
Ardmore SS Co Inc.
212517
2212517
1914
MALABAR
8374
1937
Seminole SS Corp.
212517
2212517
1914
MALABAR
8374
1942
Grosvenor Dale Co Inc.
2212517
1914
YUNG TSIN
8374
1946
China Merchants' SN Co Ltd.
2212517
1914
YUNG TSIN
8374
1948
China Tanker Co Ltd.
2212517
1914
YUNG TSIN
8374
1949
China Tanker Co Ltd.