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M/T CHRISTIAN F. REINAUER
Pictured as: the N.W. Gokey (Spentonbush) Photo courtesy: Bowling Green State

Built in 1947, by Ira S. Bushey and Sons of Brooklyn, New York (hull #592) as the N.W. Gokey for the Spentonbush Fuel Transport Service Incorporated of Brooklyn, New York

In 1971, she was acquired by the Reinauer Transportation Company of Staten Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the Christian F. Reinauer.

Where she was transferred the Reinauer Transportation Company subsidiary, the Boston Fuel Transportation Company of East Boston, Massachusetts.

In 1988, she was sold. And renamed as the Bobby J.

In 1994, she was sold. And renamed as the Jax Fuel.

In 1994 she was sold. And renamed as the Stella D.

The tanker was later acquired the Initial Shipping Corporation of Wilmington, Delaware. Where she converted for use as a petroleum, tank barge.


  • Vessel Name: M/T CHRISTIAN F. REINAUER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 252768
  • Vessel Service: TANK SHIP
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 592
  • Ship Builder: IRA S BUSHEY & SONS INC
  • Year Built: 1947
  • Length: 243
  • Hull Depth: 17.5
  • Hull Breadth: 40
  • Gross Tonnage: 1488
  • Net Tonnage: 1235
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    N.W. Gokey, Christian F. Reinauer, Bobby J., Jax Fuel, Stella D.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Spentonbush Fuel Transport Service Inc., Reinauer Transportation Co., Boston Fuel Transportation Co., INITIAL SHIPPING CORP.