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Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company's Wet Basin, Chester, PA, 1919.
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Image of the Dry Dock, four ships, and lumber.

Credit: Courtesy of Hagley Museum and Library

In 1917 the Sun Oil Company opened the Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company to construct tankers for transporting its oil. By the time new ship construction ended in 1977, it had launched 543 vessels, including the spy salvage ship, the Glomar Explorer .

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