Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages     |   home
T2-A, Tankers built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania
Emmkay / Patuxent
Type : T2-A
Mattaponi Class Fleet Oiler:
"Patuxent (AO-44)", ex. "Emmkay", under way in Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore, MD., 9 November 1942,
just after conversion for naval service.
( Photo thanks to Robert Hurst )
"Patuxent (AO-44)", ex. "Emmkay", underway off Japan in August 1945 while replenishing USS Lexington (CV-16)
to port and an unidentified destroyer to starboard.
( Photo thnaks to Rick Ozanian )
"Patuxent (AO-44)", ex. "Emmkay", underway during a replenishment at sea, date and location unknown.
( Photo thnaks to Rick Ozanian )
"David D. Irwin", ex. "Emmkay", ex. "Patuxent", ex. "Emmkay".
"David D. Irwin", ex. "Emmkay", ex. "Patuxent", ex. "Emmkay".
"Fairwind", ex. "David D. Irwin", ex. "Emmkay", ex. "Patuxent", ex. "Emmkay".
"Fairwind", ex. "David D. Irwin", ex. "Emmkay", ex. "Patuxent", ex. "Emmkay".
( Photo Copyright Marc Piche )

Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 228. UMSC No. 159. Off. nr. 242354.
Keel laid 05-03-1942. Launched 25-07-1942. Completed 22-10-1942. Gr. 10300 t., Net. 5928 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,19 m. Engine:2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 12800 S.h.p., 9395 kW. Speed 16,5 knots. 26 tanks.
EMMKAY-1942 laid down for Keystone Tankship Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
EMMKAY-1942 Acquired (Purchased) by the Navy, 28 September.
AO-44 PATUXENT-1942 Commissioned by United States Navy, Wilmington, Delaware, 22 October.
AO-44 PATUXENT-1946 Decommissioned, 21 February, at Graham Shipyards, Oakland, CA.
AO-44 PATUXENT-1946 Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March.
AO-44 PATUXENT-1946 Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 30 June.
AO-44 PATUXENT-1946 Transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal, 1 July 1946, name reverted to SS Emmkay.
DAVID D. ERWIN-1948a for Sabine Transportation Company, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and renamed.
DAVID D. ERWIN-1948b for Pure Oil Company, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
DAVID D. ERWIN-1961 for Delnor Corporation, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
DAVID D. ERWIN-1947 for Union Oil Company of California, Los Angeles, California, USA.
FAIRWIND-1985 for American Fairwind Company, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported David D. Erwin lengthened & widened by replacement of mid-body with new section from Sasebo Ship Industry Co., Ltd., Sasebo, Japan in 1961.
New dimensions 30 Tanks, 187.0 x 22.9 m, 15376 grt.
 Reported David D. Erwin broken up at Mombasa 07.10.1985, work began 01.1986. [ By Steel Billet Castings ]