Sun Ship 'Christens' New Living Accommodations For Navy Crews

Sun Ship, Inc., Chester, Pa., "christened" its Navy Berthing Facility in true maritime fashion as Mrs. Carl A. Brettschneider broke the traditional bottle of champagne on the building's cornerstone during recent dedication ceremonies. Dedication of the building by Mrs. Brettschneider, wife of the Commandant, Fourth Naval District, was witnessed by local and state officials, U.S. Naval District personnel, Sun Ship management, and officers and enlisted men of the USS Portland, the building's first occupants.

The recently constructed shipyard building was designed to provide living accommodations for up to 350 U.S. Navy crew members whose ships are at Sun Ship for overhaul and repair. Cost of the building, including furnishings and decoration, was a little over $1 million.

This facility is further evidence of Sun Ship's commitment to attract more U.S. Navy shipbuilding business to its Chester yard.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 52,  Mar 1980

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