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Esso Avila - (1948-1955)
See also : Tasajera - (1938-1941/1945-1946)

Built as "Tasajera", renamed in 1955 as "Esso Avila".
(1941 - 1945 Admiralty requisition - converted to tank landing ship, returned in 1945)
Sold in 1955 as "Petro-Avila". Broke in two 10 Nm, NE Maracaibo Bar, 02.01.1956.
 
"Esso Avila".

Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :

TASAJERA-1938   BR   2 Triple  (aft)     (10)
3,952 GRT for Lago Shipping Co., Ltd., London       355.9 x 60.2
Tanker built by Furness SB. Co., Ltd., Haverton Hill-on-Tees,  (3)     #285      166399
(1941 - 1945 Admiralty requisition - converted to tank landing ship, returned in 1945)
1946 - Panama Transport Co., Panama, PA
1948 - ESSO AVILA, Cia. de Petroleo Lago, Maracaibo, VE
1955 - PETRO-AVILA, Maritima Aragua, S.A. (Sixto Gil & Son), Maracaibo
Wrecked 3 Jan 1956 on Maracaibo Bar, voyage Curaçao - Maracaibo.

The Miramar Ship Index for "TASAJERA"
IDNo:
1166399
Year:
1938
Name:
TASAJERA
Launch Date:
03.03.1938
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
03.1938
Flag:
GBR
Keel:
06.08.1938

DWT:
Yard No:
285
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
108.5
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
18.4
Builder:
Furness
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Haverton Hill
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
2T-10

Subsequent History:
1948 ESSO AVILA - 1955 PETRO-AVILA

Disposal Data:
broke in two 10 nm NE Maracaibo Bar 02.01.1956.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
166399
1166399
1938
TASAJERA
3952
Lago Sg Co.
1166399
1938
ESSO AVILA
3952
1948
Petroleo Lago
1166399
1938
PETRO-AVILA
3952
1955
S.Gil & Son

FURNESS SHIPBUILDING COMPANY LTD., HAVERTON HILL
Name
TASAJERA
Type
Tanker
Yard Number
285
Launched
03/03/1938
Completed
03/1938
Off. Number
166399
Engine builder
North East Marine Engineering, Newcastle
Engine type
T. 6 cyl, twin screw, aft
GRT
3952
Length (feet)
355.9
Beam (feet)
60.2
First owner
Lago Shipping Co. Ltd., London
History
1946 Panama Transport Co., Panama
1948 ESSO AVILA, Cia. de Petroleo Lago, Maracaibo
1955 PETRO-AVILA, Maritima Aragua S.A. (Sixto Gil & Son), Maracaibo
Fate
03/01/1956 wrecked on Maracaibo Bar when inward from Curacao.