Jupiter (tugboat)

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Jupiter
Tugboat Jupiter.jpg
Jupiter moored at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia
History
Name:
  • Socony 14 (1903–1914)
  • S.T. Co. No. 14 (1914-1918)
  • Socony 14 (1918-1938)
  • Jupiter (1938-Present)
Owner:
Operator: Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild
Route: Philadelphia & Boston Harbors
Builder: Neafie & Levy
Yard number: 961
Laid down: 1901
Launched: 1902
Completed: 1903
In service: 1902–1989
Status: Museum ship
General characteristics
Type: Tugboat
Tonnage: 147 GT
Length: 101 ft (31 m)
Beam: 22 ft (6.7 m)
Draft: 9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)
Decks: 4
Installed power:
  • 1 × 500HP Compound steam (1902–1949)
  • 1 × EMD 567 Main Diesel engine, 2 × Detroit 2-71 Diesel DC Generators (1949–)
Propulsion: Single screw
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph) max
Crew: 4–12

The Jupiter is an American tugboat. It was built in Philadelphia in 1902 by Neafie & Levy for the Standard Oil Company of New York, and was named Socony No. 14.[1] In 1939 it was sold to the Independent Pier Company in Philadelphia, and was renamed Jupiter. In 1949 it had an engine refit in Baltimore, and was converted from steam power to diesel. In 1999 it was retired from work and was sold to the Penn's Landing Corporation. It is maintained and preserved by the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild, and is used for tourism.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Comegno, Carol (November 10, 1999). "The 97-year-old Jupiter will greet the battleship when it returns to its birthplace Thursday". Courier-Post. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild. "Jupiter". Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 

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Coordinates: 39°56′43″N 75°08′24″W / 39.9453°N 75.1399°W / 39.9453; -75.1399