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Chester in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company

 
 
Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
1. Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company Marker
Inscription. During WWII, Sun was the largest single shipyard in the world, with over 35,000 employees. It introduced the all-welded ship, which significantly increased ship production, and th T-2 oil tanker, which became the standard at all US shipyards. Sun built over 250 WWII tankers, 40% of those built in the world, and repaired over 1,500 war-damaged ships. Established by the Pew family, it was located at this site from 1016 to 1982.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 51.206′ N, 75° 20.887′ W. Marker is in Chester, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on 4th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is just past the entrance to Harrah's Casino. Marker is in this post office area: Chester PA 19013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sun Village War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rochambeau Route (approx. 0.4 miles away); Green-Bank (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Swedish Burial Ground (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Morton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Christofer Columbus
Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
2. Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
Nothing remains of the company. There is now a casino and racetrack at this location.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Washington House (approx. mile away); Colonial Courthouse (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sun Shipbuilding. (Submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,090 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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