Sun Shipyard Launches Second Vessel Built by All Colored Labor

Title

Sun Shipyard Launches Second Vessel Built by All Colored Labor

Subject

Sun Shipyard, Chester, Pa; shipbuilding; African-American workers

Description

This newspaper article discusses the launch of the S.S. Marine Raven, the second vessel built by an all African American crew, at Sun Shipyard in Chester, Pennsylvania. This ship was built 30 days after the launch of the S.S. Marine Eagle, the first seagoing vessel built by an all African-American crew.

Creator

Philadelphia Tribune

Source

Philadelphia Tribune

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 452 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Fall 2014

Date

July 3, 1943

Contributor

Suzanne Irvin, Dan Harlow

Rights

Used by permission of the Philadelphia Tribune Company, Inc. All rights reserved. The Philadelphia Tribune, with 130 years of continuous publication, is the oldest newspaper in the United States serving the African-American community.

Format

PDF

Type

text

Original Format

Newspaper

Files

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Citation

Philadelphia Tribune, “Sun Shipyard Launches Second Vessel Built by All Colored Labor,” Goin' North, accessed August 13, 2022, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/152.