This site has been established to preserve the history of Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Chester, PA, USA and to be a resource for all those sharing an interest in Sun Ship, it's history, technology, employees, ships, and industrial products.
This site is a work-in-progress and is currently being compiled and edited by Dave Kavanagh (33M Dept). We would appreciate any comments or additions that could be included at this site, including guest articles that would pertain to the yard it's history and technology. Also, we would be interested in any copies of Sun Ship documentation or memorabilia that could be utilized in our project.
This site updated on 05.28.2017
Welcome to Sun Ship Historical Society's Website and Home Page
Note 1: The following information is related to Sun Ship life insurance and pension. Questions can be directed to:
1.6.17 Life Insurance: Aetna, Sun Ship Group Life Insurance contact is Michael Stahl, Account Mgr. Tri-State National Accounts
via email at: QuinnC1@aetna.com (Rev: 01.06.2017)
Pension: MetLife: Contact Number is 800.638.5656 (Contact number revalidated 7/10/2013)
Note 2: Next time your near Harrah's, take a look at our historic marker located on Route 291 at the entrance to the casino.
Note 3: Visit the Hagley Museum & Library site at http://digital.hagley.org and click on the 'Princess Anne' to view their partial Sun Ship photo-collection.
Note 4: When visiting the 'Selections' page, click on the 'What's New' icon for a quick check on what's been added to the site.
Concept courtesy Butch Kates and his Sun Oil's 'Fleetsheet.com'.
Note 5: If you find any 'links' that are not working or information that needs to be corrected, expanded upon or typographical errors, please contact me by email
as listed above.
Note 6: Thanks to Terry Potter, Director of J. Wells Henderson Library & Archives in Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, PA , there is now a new
1.6.17 'ON-LINE' catalog. Please stop by and take a look at it. http://phillyseaport.org/onlinecatalog
Note 7: Please review 'What's New' for tests of our new 'Ships of Sun Ship'. Try our 'Ohio' Hull 190, 'Atlantic Bear' Hull 674, 'Tonsina' Hull 668 and 'Lurline' Hull 6662that have been
added to the site.
Note 8: Matson's 'Lurline' Hull 662 was just added to the website. Please take a minute and review this page. Any comments or corrections would be
If you drop by, please sign our guest book, as we are extremely interested in your thoughts about the site, the type of information that would be of interest to others as well as informing us of other sites related to shipbuilding. In addition, consider looking over "View Entries", as this has become a gathering spot for people who would like to establish contact with others, either with similar interests or renewing old friendships. Please leave any suggestions, information, corrections or comments at email@example.com Thank You, Dave Kavanagh