USS J. M. Guffey (ID-1279)

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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.

Fast Facts

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.