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PORT Philadelphia, Pa., and Camden, N, J. The Atlantic Refining Co. Gulf Oil Corporation. Standard Oil Co. of Pennsylvania,
Cities Service Oil Co. do do.
feet below upper end,
Two 12-one 10-, three 8-, and two 6-inch Three 12-, five 8-, and nine 6-inch. One 12-,four 8-,four 6, and one 4-inch,
Diesel - Louisiana, others refinery.
Tanker and barge
No. 5 Light
Bunker C Fuel oil Diesel (Bunker C) (Bunker C) Diesel Diesel
No. 5 100,000 665,000 130,000 105,000 25,000 519,000
150,000 115,000 96,000 75,000 300,000 30,000 100,000 15,000 + 100,000
NUMBER OF TANKS
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION
FUEL 01L BUNKERING FACILITIES
on wharf No. 2; three 12-, two 10-,five 8-
nine 6-, and seven 4-inch on wharf No. 1.
SOURCE OF SUPPLY
GRADE S KEPT IN STOCK
MAXIMUM SUPPLY (Dols.)
NANE AND TYPE
Gulf Oil Corporation wharves 1 and 2.
Ballast Wharf, Berths 1 and 1 and 2:
LOCATION ON VATER FRONT
Left bank, belar Penrose Ferry Bridge.
Ballast Wharf on right bank and Atlantic
ACTUAL BERTNING SPACE FOR BUSKERING (Peet)
DEPTN OF VATER.
Ballast Wharf, Berth 1-340, Berths 1 and Wharf No. 2 4.75 with dolphins; wharf
2- 550. Atlantic Wharf 2,000 with dolphin No. 1, 1,6o.
BARGES: (see also Floating Equipment)
Delaware River and tributaries.
TOTAL NUMBER OF BARGES
Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and tribu-
TOYED OR SELF-PROPELLED
METHOD OF DELIVERY OF OIL TO VESSELS
SPECIAL FIRE PROTECTION
Foam system and foam carts.
Foam system, hand foam extinguishers,
hydrants, steam line, and plant appa-
The 109 tanks reported above include
AND HARBOR FACILITIES
PIERS, WHARVES, AND DOCKS
Ports below Philadelphia
Sixty-six piers, wharves, and docks are available at 12 localities along
the shores of the Delaware River between the entrance to the Chesapeake and
Delaware Canal and the lower limit of Philadelphia Harbor. The localities,
listed in the order in which they are reached by upbound vessels and the mum
ber of terminals which have been provided at each locality are shown below:
Number of terminals
Number of terminals
Delaware City, Del.-
1 4 2 4 3 2
Seven of the wharf facilities at Paulsboro, are located on Mantua Creek near
its junction with the Delaware River, but all of the other terminals in the
above tabulation are located directly on the Delaware River.
Nine large oil handling terminals are operated at these localities as well
as a number of wharves or piers at industrial plants for receiving fuel oil for
The Texas Co. has an oil pier at Claymont, Del.; the Sun Oil Co.
operates 3 large piers at Marcus Hook, 2 of which are equipped to bunker vessels,
and the Sinclair Refining Co. also has an oil handling and oil bunkering termi
nal at Marcus Hook. There are 4 oil handling terminals at Paulsboro, including
the oil bunkering facility of the Socony Vacuum Oil Co. and the oil handling
terminals of the Dealers Oil Corporation, the Patterson Oil Terminal Co., and
the Curriden Oil Corporation. Detailed descriptions of these terminals are
given in the following table of piers, wharves, and docks under Ref. Nos. 15,
18 to 21, incl., 57 to 59, incl., and 66.
The only large facility for handling general cargo in foreign and coast
rise trade at the localities on the lower Delaware River is the Chester Tide
water Terminal, a detailed description of which is given under Ref. No. 22 in the table following. It is a modern facility, consisting of a 436-foot pier
with 400 feet of berthing space 35 to 17 feet deep on each side, and is served
by 9 warehouses providing 80,193 square feet of covered space and by 15 acres
of open storage space back of the pier. Cargo handling equipment on the pier
includes a gasoline locomotive crane with a capacity of 15 tons at 12-foot
radius, a steam locomotive crane with a capacity of 40 tons at 12-foot radius,
42-inch and 55-inch magnets, lumber carriers, and fork-lift trucks. Terminal
trackage connects with the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Reading Railway Sys
tem and there are two tracks on the pier which extend almost its full length.
Pipe lines on the pier enable deep draft tankers to discharge petroleum prod
ucts to the storage tanks of the Petrol Corporation immediately below the
Public wharves are also available at Delaware City and New Castle but they
are mainly used for tying up tugs and small craft and for recreational pur
poses. They are described under Ref. Nos. 1 to 4, inclusive, in the table of
pier, wharves, and docks. Ferry service is operated between New Castle and
Pennsville from the terminals described under Ref. Nos. 5 and 6 and between
Chester and Bridgeport as described under Ref. Nos. 26 and 27. A ferry slip
at Pennsgrove, N. J. is no longer operated.
The Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. plant at Chester and Eddystone is one
of the more important terminal developments on the lower Delaware River.
piers serve the plant although since the cessation of the war, only 5 of them
have been in operation for their normal purpose of dry docking, outfitting, re
pairing, and constructing vessels. The company is utilizing 3 piers in