SHIPPING: Biggest Tanker

Down the ways at Quincy, Mass, last week went the largest cargo vessel ever built in the U.S., and the largest tanker in the world: the 45,130-ton World Glory, with a capacity of 16.5 million gals.—enough to fill 2,062 railroad tank cars. Built by Bethlehem Steel at a cost of $10 million, the huge tanker was the latest ship to join the fleet of Stavros Spiros Niarchos, 44. With 39 ships totaling nearly 1,000,000 tons on the seas, Niarchos claims to be the biggest independent tanker operator in the world, an honor that is disputed by his wife's brother-in-law,...