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E.J. Henry
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E. J. HENRY,  US,1TE (aft) (13)
11,615 GRT for Atlantic Refining Co., Philadelphia, 523.5 x 70.2
Tanker bui;t by Sun SB. & DD. Co., Chester, Pa. (9)  #181,  238988
1960 - HENRY,  Progressive Steamship Corp., New York  [American Bulk Carriers, Inc.]
1968 - Navegacion Goya, S.A., Panama  [ditto.], PA
Broken up at Vinaroz 1971 by Desguaces Maritimos S.A.,
arrived late July 1971, work began 29.09.1971.
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "E.J. HENRY"
IDNo:
5147906
Year:
1939
Name:
E.J. HENRY
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
29.07.1939
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
09.1939

Tons:
11615
Link:
-
DWT:
19200
Yard No:
181
Length overall:
165.7
Ship Design:
LPP:
158.8
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
21.4
Builder:
Sun
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Chester, Pa
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-13

Subsequent History:
1960 HENRY

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Vinaroz 07.1971 [ By Desguaces Maritimos SA ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
238988
5147906
1939
E.J. HENRY
11615
Atlantic Refining Co.
238988
5147906
5147906
1939
HENRY
11615
1960
Progressive SS Corp.
5147906
5147906
1939
HENRY
11615
1968
Nav Goya SA

Source photo Pacific Marine Review, Volume 36, August, 1939
Sun Launches Tanker E. J. Henry
The third of The Atlantic Refining, Company's new 13,100-ton welded tankers was launched at the yards off the Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Chester, Pa., July 29. She was christened by Mrs. E. J. Henry, wife of a vice president of The Atlantic Refining Company, for whom the vessel will be named.
Like her sisterships, the J. W. Van Dyke and the Robert H. Colley, both of which were commissioned in 1938, the E. J. Henry has an overall length: of 541 feet 5 inches and a beam of 70 feet. Cargo capacity is 156,000 barrels, or 6.552000 gallons, enough to supply the gasoline requirements of 10,000 motorists for a full year.
Turbo-electric engines are designed to develop 5,000 horsepower and will give the vessel a speed of 13.25 knots.
The E.J. Henry is scheduled to go into service in September on the run between Philadelphia and Texas Gulf ports.

 
Sponsor at launch of the "E.J. Henry".

Text with photo :
SPONSOR CHRISTENS TANKER AT LAUNCHING
CHESTER, Pa., - Mrs. E.J. Henry with bottle in hand just before christening the new oil tanker, "E. J. Henry", of which she was sponsor, at the yards of Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Company at Chester, Pa, July 29th. The ship was built for the Atlantic Refining Company and was named after Mrs. Henry's  husband, E.J. Henry, vice President of the Atlantic Refining Company, Unique of the vessel features are that its tanks are welded throughout the entire construction, and the crew's quarter are air-conditioned.
( ACME, NY 7-30-1939 )
 
"E.J. Henry".