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Maracay - (1931-1945 + 1952-1952)
See also : Esso Maracay - (1952-1958)

 
The Maracaibo-laker, "Maracay" was build in 1931, seen here on her first voyage leaving Maracaibo.
( Photo thanks to William Russell )
 
"Maracay".
( Photo thanks to Lago Colony web site )
 
Captain William Marshall Russell, seen here on the "Maracay", was was a Master Mariner, employed by the Lago/Creole
Petroleum Company from the 1930's until his death, when the Valera was sunk by U-518 in March 1944.
( Photo thanks to William Russell )
 
"Maracay", a strange photo, without a funnel ?

Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :

MARACAY - 1931  BR    2 Triple (aft)     (10)
3,794 GRT for Lago Shipping Co., Ltd. (A. Weir & Co., mgrs.), London      350.6 x 60.2
Tanker built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast     (6)     #915   162595
1936 - s/o (mgrs. deleted from listing)
1945 - Esso Transportation Co., Ltd., London
1952 - Panama Transport Co., Panama       PA
1952 - Creole Petroleum Corp., Panama    PA
1957 - ESSO MARACAY   Cia. de Petroleo Lago, Maracaibo    VE
1958 - WAALHAVEN   N.V. Simons Metaalhandel, Willemstad, Curaçao   NE
Broken up at Osaka 1959 by Ohmi Sangyo K.K., arrived 17.09.1959, work began 30.11.1959.

The Miramar Ship Index for "MARACAY"
IDNo:
1162595
Year:
1931
Name:
MARACAY
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
21.05.1931
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
16.06.1931

Tons:
3794
Link:
-
DWT:
Yard No:
915
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
106.9
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
18.4
Builder:
Harland & Wolff
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Belfast
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
2T-10

Subsequent History:
1957 ESSO MARACAY - 1958 WAALHAVEN

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Osaka 17.09.1959 [ By Ohmi Sangyo ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
162595
1162595
1931
MARACAY
3794
Lago Sg Co Ltd.
162595
1162595
1931
MARACAY
3794
1945
Esso Tptn Co Ltd.
1162595
1931
MARACAY
3794
1952a
Panama Tpt Co.
1162595
1931
MARACAY
3794
1952b
Creole Petroleum Corp.
1162595
1931
ESSO MARACAY
3794
1957
Cia de Petroleo Lago
1162595
1931
WAALHAVEN
3794
1958
NV Simons Metaalhandel