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Model of 100,000 Barrel Tanker

Object Number: 
1948.170
Date: 
1936
Medium: 
Wood, metal, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall (cased): 19 x 61 x 13 3/4 in. (48.3 x 154.9 x 34.9 cm)
Description: 
Model of 100,000 barrel oil tanker "R.P.Resor" on scale of 1/8 inch to one foot, with carved wood hull, metal deck fittings, and painted details.
Gallery Label: 
This model represents the oil tanker R.P. Resor, built on speculation in 1935 by the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company at Kearney, NJ. The R.P. Resor and T.C. McCobb were the most modern oil carriers of their size constructed at that time in in the U.S., if not in the world. The tanker served in WW II before it was lost in enemy action on February 26, 1942 off Barnegat Light, N.J.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group