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Esso Sociedad Anonima Petrolera Argentina (Esso SAPA).
Plataplet - (1927-1938)
See also:  Esso Formosa (2) - (1947-1955) &  Esso No. 1 - (1938-1947)

Launch of the "Twilite" in 1916.
Renamed in 1921 as "Standtow No. 1".
Sold as "Norsworthy" in 1925.
Sold to Argentina as "Plataplet" in 1927.
Renamed as "Esso No. 1" in 1938, again as "Esso Formosa" in 1947.
Sold as "Trans-Ona" in 1955.
Barged in 1960.
Scrapped in ??.

The Miramar Ship Index for "TWILITE"
IDNo:
2214440
Year:
1916
Name:
TWILITE
Keel:
Type:
Cargo ship
Launch Date:
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
09.1916

DWT:
Yard No:
133
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
76.8
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
13.3
Builder:
Toledo SB
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Toledo
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1D-

Subsequent History:
[ Auxiliary 4-masted schooner ] -
1921 STANDTOW No. 1 - 1925 NORSWORTHY - 1927 PLATAPET -
1938 ESSO No. 1 - 1947 ESSO FORMOSA -
1960 TRANS-ONA No. 1 (?)

Disposal Data:
Deleted 1955 (barge 1960).

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
214440
2214440
1916
TWILITE
1955
Standard Oil Co. NJ.
214440
2214440
1916
STANDTOW No. 1
1955
1921
Standard Oil Co. NJ.
214440
2214440
1916
NORSWORTHY
1955
1925
American Petroleum
2214440
1916
PLATAPET
1955
1927
Tpt de Petroleos
2214440
1916
ESSO No. 1
1955
1938
Tpt de Petroleos
2214440
1916
ESSO FORMOSA
1955
1947
Esso Tpt Petroleo
2214440
1916
TRANS-ONA No. 1
1955
1955
????

Additional information Starke & Schell Ships-registers.

TWILITE - 1916   (aux. 4-mast schooner) USA, 1M (aft)
1,955 GRT for Standard Oil Co. (New Jersey), Bayonne, N.J. / New York,  252.0 x 43.7
Cargo build by Toledo SB. Co., Toledo, Ohio,  (9) ,  #133,  214440
1921 - STANDTOW No. 1, converted to tanker
1925 - NORSWORTHY   American Petroleum Co. (Galena Nav. Co.), Houston
1925 - Petroleum Navigation Co., Houston  - converted to a barge
1927 - PLATAPET, Cia. Transportadora de Petroleos, S.A., Buenos Aires,  AR
1938 - ESSO No. 1, s/o
1947 - ESSO FORMOSA,  Esso Transportadora de Petroleo, S.A., Buenos Aires
DLR 1955 -  SE 1960 as TRANS-ONA No. 1 or No. 2

Additional information :
Registry & Rig Information
Vessel Name:
TWILITE
Nationality
U.S.
Official Number:
214440
Rig:
Propeller

Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length:
252.00
Gross Tonnage:
1955.00
Vessel Width:
43.58
Net Tonnage:
1580.00
Vessel Height
21.16
Hull Material:
Steel
Masts:
Hull Number:
00133

Builder Information
Place of Build:
Toledo, OH
Builder:
Toledo Ship Building Co.
Date of Build
1916

Name Changes
Vessel Name:
Date:
Registry
Official #
STANDTOW NO. 1
1921 - 1925
U.S.
214440
NORSWORTHY
1925 - 1927
U.S.
214440
PLATAPET
1927 - 1938
ARGENTINA
ESSO NO. 1
1938 - 1947
ARGENTINA
ESSO FORMOSA
1947 - 1954
ARGENTINA

Ownership Changes
Owner Name
Date
Registry
Official #
Standard Oil Co. (NJ) New York, NY U.S.
1916 - 1925
U.S.
214440
American Petroleum Co. Houston, TX U.S.
1925 - 1926
U.S.
214440
Petroleum Navigation Co. Houston, TX U.S.
1926 - 1927
U.S.
214440
Cia Transportadora de Petroleos Buenos Aires, Argentina
1927 - 1954
ARGENTINA

Rebuild History
Reduced to barge, 1925. Tonnage change, 1927 (1522 gross - 1466 net).

Disposition
Scrapped in 1954.