S. S. Dinsmore
The S. S. Dinsmore was an oil tanker built by A. Bentley &
Sons Company in Jacksonville, Florida and was launched on June
30, 1920 at 2:25PM. She is the sister ship of the Moffitt.
The Dinsmore was used as an oil storage tanker and sold for scrapping
in April 1932.
The Dinsmore was probably sunk as a breakwater in Texas. Exact location is uncertain. If you have any information on the wherabouts of this ship, please let me know.
The giant concrete slip where the Dinsmore was constructed still exists on the grounds of the Ford Motor Company assembly plant, located on the west bank of the St. Johns, off Talleyrand Avenue around Swift Street, just north of the present day Mathews Bridge,
Gross Tonnage: 6,144
Net Tonnage 3,696
Length: 420 feet
Width: 54 feet
Depth: 36 feet.
Crew: 44 people
Engine: Hooven, Owen Rentschler Co., Hamilton. T.3-cyl., 598 nhp, 1 screw