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SOCONY 14

Built in 1902 by Neafie & Levy Ship and Engine Building Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Hull # 961), as the So. Co. No. 14 for the Standard Oil Company of New York, New York.

In 1915, the Standard Oil Company was reorganized as the Standard Transportation Company of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the S.T. Co. No. 14.

In 1918, the Standard Transportation Company was reorganized as the Socony Mobil Oil Company Incorporated of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Socony 14.

In 1932, she was transferred to the ownership of the Socony Vacuum Oil Company of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1939 she was acquired by the Independent Pier Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Where she was renamed Jupiter.

In 1980 she was sold to Lynnway Boat Service, Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts. Where she retained her name.

In 1980 Lynnway Boat Service, Inc. was renamed to Eastern Towboat Corporation of Boston, Massachusetts. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1989, she was acquired by the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Where she retained her name.

In 1999, she was acquired by the Penn’s Landing Corporation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Where she retained her name.

In 2009 the Penn’s Landing Corporation became the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1949, the tug was converted to diesel propulsion. Powered by one EMD 12-567, with a Falk reduction gear. She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two Detroit Diesel 2-71 generator sets.


  • Vessel Name: SOCONY 14
  • USCG Doc. No.: 117219
  • Vessel Service: Recreational
  • Trade Indicator: Recreational
  • Call Sign: WAH4108
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 961
  • Ship Builder: Neafie & Levy
  • Year Built: 1902
  • Length: 91
  • Hailing Port: PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 147
  • Net Tonnage: 100
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    So.Co.No. 14; S.T. Co. No. 14; SOCONY 14
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    STANDARD OIL CO.; STANDARD TRANSPORTATION CO.; SOCONY MOBIL OIL CO.; SOCONY-VACUUM OIL CO.; INDEPENDENT PIER CO.; EASTERN TOWBOAT CO.; PHILADELPHIA SHIP PRESERVATION GUILD; PENNS LANDING CORPORATION; DELAWARE RIVER WATERFRONT CORPORATION