american SS Larry Doheny (+1942)
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nationality american
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1921
is nickname no
weight (tons) 7038  grt
dimensions 135.6 x 18.1 x 10.1 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
armament armed merchant ship
power 595  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 44
IMO/Off. no. 2226889
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 06/10/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.6rank: 660
about people
Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Chester (Pa)
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Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Chester (Pa)
last owner
[1]Richfield Oil Co
SS Larry Doheny (+1942)
period 1928 ~ 1942
IMO/Off. no.: 2226889
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[2]Norske Amerika Linje - Den Norske Amerikalinje - Norwegian America Line
SS Foldenfjord
period 1921 ~ 1928
IMO/Off. no.: 2226889
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entered 02/02/2008
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Allen Tony14/02/2008On Tuesday 6th October 1942 the Japanese submarine I-25 sank the tanker SS Larry Doheny off Cape Sebastian. Two crewmen and four U.S. Navy Armed Guards manning guns on the Doheny were killed in the attack.
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About Builders
 Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Chester (Pa)
Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company (Sun Ship) was developed by Sun Oil in 1916 as a tanker builder and was in continuous operation throughout the lean inter-war years. At the beginning of the WWII emergency, its 8 ways were increased to 20 with $28mm from the USMC, and later to 28, making it the single largest shipyard in the country. At its peak it employed more than 40,000 people, organized in four adjacent yards. The most northerly of the four, known as the #4 Yard, was manned almost exclusively by African-American workers. After the war, the South Yard and the #4 Yard were sold for industrial development and Sun continued as a merchant shipbuilder in the Central and North Yards. It was sold to Pennsylvania Shipbuilding (Penn Ship) in 1982, but closed in 1989. The North Yard is now Penn Terminals, a very successful independent cargo terminal: this was the first U.S. port facility to employ Boilermaker labor, a move that was so successful that Local 802 now also works Horizon Terminals, im Philly. The Central Yard site has been sold or leased for multiple uses: the south end is now part of neighboring Kimberly-Clark (formerly Scott Paper), the parking lot to the east of Morton Avenue is now a state penitentiary and the big floating dry-dock is now in Galveston; the remainder of the Central Yard is now Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack.

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