Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company

Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (HM9L4)

Location: Chester, PA 19013 Delaware County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 51.206', W 75° 20.887'

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During WWII, Sun was the largest single shipyard in the world, with over 35,000 employees. It introduced the all-welded ship, which significantly increased ship production, and th T-2 oil tanker, which became the standard at all US shipyards. Sun built over 250 WWII tankers, 40% of those built in the world, and repaired over 1,500 war-damaged ships. Established by the Pew family, it was located at this site from 1016 to 1982.
HM NumberHM9L4
Year Placed2007
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 4:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 470221 N 4411547
Decimal Degrees39.85343333, -75.34811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 51.206', W 75° 20.887'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 51' 12.36" N, 75° 20' 53.22" W
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Area Code(s)215, 610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 726 E 4th St, Chester PA 19013, US
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