S.S. Petro Sea Type Ships

S.S. Edward L. Steiniger
S.S. Edward L. Steiniger, last of three large tankers built by National Bulk Carriers, Kure Shipyards Division.

The S.S. Petro Sea Type Ships

This was a series of tankers, built in the late 1950s.

Ship Hull# Built GRT DWT Length Beam Comments
Petro Sea 61 1956 26,035 43,927 712'3" 97'3" New class of large tankers.
Petrolene 62 1957 26,035 43,845 712'3" 97'4" Renamed Commonwealth 1964, renamed Petro Pan 1970.
Edward L. Steiniger 69 1958 26,216 43,805 712'3" 97'4" Another like Petro Sea (hull #61).

S.S. Petro-Pan
S.S. Petrolene, second in this series of ships, shown as Petro-Pan in Boston, 1976. ( Photo by V. H. Young and L. A. Sawyer)

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