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Esso Chesapeake - (1960-1970)
"Chesapeake", ex "Esso Chesapeake".
( Photo from: Hooper Collection )
Built in 1954, by St. Louis Ship of St. Louis, Missouri (hull #1279) as the Esso Chesapeake for Esso Shipping of Wilmington, Delaware.
Around 1970, she was acquired by Interstate Oil Transport of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Where she was renamed as the Chesapeake.
She was a shallow draft unit that was acquired with the intention of serving small, shallow draft terminals and tributaries of the Delaware
River, and Chesapeake Bay. Her current and or final disposition is unknown.
The Miramar Ship Index for "ESSO CHESAPEAKE"
Deleted 1977/78 - inland service only