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Make: Staten Island Shipbuilding Co.
Engine Type: Steam - Compound (2 Cyl)
Production Date: 1927
Overall Condition: Restored
Remarks: From tug PEGASUS (built 1927 as SOCONY 5 by (engine and boat) Staten Island Shipbuilding Co. for Standard Oil Co. of NY. Scotch steam boiler - fire tube - oil fired, app. 16' dia by 12' long. Working Pressure: 160 p.s.i., heating surface: 3008 sq ft. Engine weight is 40,000 lbs. Salvaged from vessel by donor in 1986. PEGASUS converted to houseboat by naval architect Alfred E. Sanford. Later converted to restaurant in Florida and to ticket booth and lounge for gambling boat. PEGASUS Dimensions: Length 101.1 ft, Beam 24.1 ft, Draft 12.3 ft, Gross Tons: 214.0, Net Tons: 145.0. Propeller abt 10 ft. dia. Served Standard Oil for 24 years. Vessel sold to Portsmouth Navigation Co. in 1967, when PEGASUS was retired.