The First Ship
Contact number one, which became the oil tanker J.M. Guffey, was begun on November 29, 1900. Launched only six months later, the 310-foot ship was delivered on June 2, 1902. She saw twenty-five years of service under the American flag, and then another decade as the Italian Meloria.
Hull #: 1
Launched: June 2, 1902
Tonnage: 2520 gross ton
Fate: Scrapped at Venice, Italy in 1935
Trivia: J.M. Guffey was the first ship built by the New York Ship.