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Syracuse Socony - (1921-1945)
Built as the "Syracuse Socony", for the Standard Oil Company of New York
(hull #533) in 1921 by Bethlehem Steel Company of Elizabethport, New Jersey.
In 1945, she was acquired by Reinauer Transportation and renamed the "Franklin Reinauer".
She was sold and renamed "K.H. Dunbar" in 1948.
In 1952, she was again sold and renamed "Du-Val".
She became the "Cemico-Erie" in 1954.
In 1959, she was renamed as the "John F. McKay", then again as "Draga de Arena" in 1965.
She was finally scuttled off St Lucie Inlet, Florida in 1985.
"Panoli" left and the "Cemico Erie" ex. "Syracuse Socony", on the right.
M/T SYRACUSE SOCONY
Built in 1921, by Bethlehem Steel Company of Elizabethport, New Jersey (hull #533) as the Syracuse Socony,
for the Standard Oil Company of New York, New York.
In 1945, she was acquired by the Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, New York.
Where she was renamed as the Franklin Reinauer.
In 1948, the unit was sold and renamed as the K.H. Dunbar.
In 1952, she was sold and renamed as the Du-Val.
In 1954, the unit was renamed as the Cemico-Erie.
In 1959, she was renamed as the John F. McKay.
In 1965, the unit was renamed as the Draga de Arena.
In 1985, she was finally scuttled off St. Lucie Inlet, Florida.
She was powered by a single six cylinder 324kW GM Electro Motive engine.
Vessel Name: M/T SYRACUSE SOCONY
Vessel Service: TANK SHIP
IMO Number: 5405621
Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
Call Sign: WF7107
Hull Material: STEEL
Hull Number: 533
Ship Builder: BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY
Year Built: 1921
Hull Depth: 9
Hull Breadth: 26
Gross Tonnage: 570
Net Tonnage: 394
Previous Vessel Names:
Syracuse Socony, Franklin Reinauer, K.H. Dunbar, Du-Val, Cemico-Erie, John F. McKay, Draga de Arena
Previous Vessel Owners:
Standard Oil Company, Reinauer Transportation.
Additional information Starke & Schell registers :
SYRACUSE SOCONY - 1921, USA, 1M (aft)
533 GRT for Standard Oil Co. (New York), New York, 188.5 x 28.4
Tanker built by J. W. Sullivan Co., Elizabeth, N.J., #83(?), 221139
1933 - Standard-Vacuum Transportation Co., New York
1937 - Socony-Vacuum Oil Co., Inc., New York
1945 - FRANKLIN REINAUER R. T. C. No. 51 Corp., New York
1948 - K. H. DUNBAR Essex Transportation Co., New York
1952 - DU-VAL Dunbar Transfer Corp., New York
Reported broken up in the U.S.A. 1954, however sold for further trading and re-engined
1954 - CEMICO-ERIE Erie Navigation Co., Erie, Pa.
1959 - JOHN F. McKAY Independent Petroleum Transportation Service, Inc., New York
1964 - Heating Trade Specialties Corp., New York
1965 - DRAGA DE ARENA s/o
1976 - Eastern Seaboard Pile Driving Co., Inc., New York
Scuttled in a reef off St. Lucie Inlet, Stuart Co., Florida, 1985
The Miramar Ship Index for "SYRACUSE SOCONY"
1945 FRANKLIN REINAUER - 1948 K.H. DUNBAR -
1952 DU-VAL - [ 1954 re-engined ] -
1954 CEMICO-ERIE - 1959 JOHN F. McKAY -
1965 DRAGA DE ARENA
Scuttled off St Lucie Inlet, Florida 1985