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Plattsburg Socony - (1934-1962)
See also : Mobil Albany- (1962-1968)

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"Plattsburg Socony", seen here as "Mobil Albany".

Additional information Starke & Schell registers :

PLATTSBURGH SOCONY- 1934, USA,  2M (aft),  (9)
1,242 GRT for Standard Vacuum Transportation Co., Inc., New York, 251.3 x 40.0
Tanker built by United Dry Docks, Inc., Port Richmond, N.Y.,   (8),   #823,  233334
1935 - Socony Vacuum Oil Co., Inc., New York
1955 - Socony Mobil Oil Co., Inc., New York
1956 - lengthened   1,546 grt,  281.4'
1962 - MOBIL ALBANY   s/o
1966 - Mobil Oil Corp.  - s/o
1968 - CHESTER A. POLING   Motor Vessel Poling Bros. No. 1, Inc., New York
Broke in two, 10 Jan 1977, in heavy weather, 8 miles SE of Cape Ann, Mass., voyage
Boston - Newington (Portsmouth), N.H., in ballast, both parts subsequently sank.

Ship Report for "PLATTSBURGH SOCONY"
IDNo:
5238092
Year:
1934
Name:
PLATTSBURGH SOCONY
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
08.1934

Tons:
1242
Link:
-
DWT:
Yard No:
823
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
76.6
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
12.2
Builder:
United DD
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Port Richmond
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
2D-9

Subsequent History:
[1956 Lg 85.8m, 1546gt] - 62 MOBIL ALBANY - 68 CHESTER A.POLING

Disposal Data:
Broke in two 8nm SE Cape Anne on 10.01.1977 ( 1 dead *) [ Voyage Boston-Newington, ballast ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
233334
5238092
1934
PLATTSBURGH SOCONY
1242
Standard-Vacuum Tptn Co Inc.
233334
5238092
1934
PLATTSBURGH SOCONY
1242
1935
Socony Vacuum Oil Co Inc.
233334
5238092
1934
PLATTSBURGH SOCONY
1546
1955
Socony Mobil Oil Co Inc.
233334
5238092
5238092
1934
MOBIL ALBANY
1546
1962
Socony Mobil Oil Co Inc.
233334
5238092
5238092
1934
MOBIL ALBANY
1546
1966
Mobil Oil Corp.
233334
5238092
5238092
1934
CHESTER A.POLING
1546
1968
mv Poling Bros No.1 Inc.

Additional information :
Registry & Rig Information
Vessel Name:
PLATTSBURGH SOCONY
Nationality
U.S.
Official Number:
233334
Rig:
Propeller

Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length:
251.25
Gross Tonnage:
1235.00
Vessel Width:
40.00
Net Tonnage:
772.00
Vessel Height
12.58
Hull Material:
Steel
Masts:
Hull Number:
00823

Builder Information
Place of Build:
Mariners Harbor, NY
Builder:
United Dry Docks, Inc.
Date of Build
1934

Name Changes
Vessel Name:
Date:
Registry
Official #
MOBILE ALBANY
1962 - 1968
U.S.
233334
POLING, CHESTER A.
1968 - 1977
U.S.
233334

Ownership Changes
Owner Name
Date
Registry
Official #
Socony Vacuum Oil Co., Inc.
New York, NY U.S.
1934 - 1955
U.S.
233334
Socony Mobil Oil Co., Inc.
New York, NY U.S.
1955 - 1966
U.S.
233334
Mobil Oil Corp.
New York, NY U.S.
1966 - 1968
U.S.
233334
Poling Brothers
New York, NY U.S.
1968 - 1977
U.S.
233334

Rebuild History
Lengthened and re-engined by Avondale Marine Ways, Inc., Avondale, LA, in 1956 (281.33 x 40 x 17.16; 1546 gross - 1033 net).

Disposition
Broke in two and sank off coast of Massachusetts, January 10, 1977. Removed from documentation in September, 1977.

History
As CHESTER A. POLING: Suffered damaged pump room in explosion and fire off Newport, RI, Narragansett Bay, on May 20, 1972.