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M/T JoANNE REINAUER
Pictured as: the Poling Bros. No. 8 (Poling) Photo by: Capt. Steve Bernhard

Built in 1924, by the Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Chester, Pennsylvania (hull #74) as the Amsterdam Socony for the Standard Oil Company of New York, New York.

Her keel was laid on December 5th, 1923. She was launched on April 5th, 1924. And, she was delivered to the Standard Oil Company of New York, New York on April 26th, 1924.

In 1950, she was acquired by the Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the JoAnne Reinauer.

In 1956, the unit was acquired by the Poling Brothers Transportation Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Poling Bros. No. 8.

In 1996, she was phased out of service. And, was "laid up" at Mariner's Harbor Staten Island, New York. The unit was scrapped, sometime after the year 2000.
(Jeffery Schurr)


  • Vessel Name: M/T JoANNE REINAUER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 5281207
  • Vessel Service: TANK SHIP
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WD2608
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 74
  • Ship Builder: SUN SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1924
  • Length: 252
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 12.8
  • Hull Breadth: 40.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 1235
  • Net Tonnage: 744
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Amsterdam Socony, JoAnne Reinauer, Poling Bros. No. 8
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Standard Oil Co., Reinauer Transportation Co., MOTOR VESSEL POLING BROS NO 8 INC