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Bull Run

A small stream in Prince William county, Va., near which two major battles were fought during the Civil War.

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Bull Run a T2 SE A1 tanker was laid down under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 354) at Chester, Pa., by the Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., on 13 March 1943; launched on 29 June 1943; sponsored by Miss M. E. Clayton; and delivered to her operators, the Keystone Co., on 12 JuIy of the same year. After she had been in reserve for some time, the Maritime Administration (MarAd) activated the ship on or near 28 November 1956, for use by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS); and the Navy hull number T AO 156 was assigned to her on that date. Accepted from MarAd on 22 December 1956, Bull Run operated with MSTS, Atlantic, and MSTS, Northern Pacific, on a contract basis until returned to MarAd on 23 September 1957. Her name was struck from the Navy list that same day.

Robert J. Cressman


23 November 2005