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Esso Avonmouth - (1955-1962)
 "Esso Avonmouth", ex. "Esso Valparaiso", ex. "Fort Massiac" in Hamburg 1959.
( Photo collection DDGHANSA )
 "Esso Avonmouth", ex. "Esso Valparaiso", ex. "Fort Massiac".
( Photo collection Malcolm Cranfield )
 
"Esso Avonmouth" was built by Sun Shipbuilders & Dry Dock Co., Chester, PA in 1945, as "Fort Massiac".
 
"Esso Avonmouth".
( Photo collection Morten Bjørndalen )
 
"Esso Avonmouth", ex. "Esso Valparaiso", ex. "Fort Massiac".
( Photo Copyright Chris Howell )
"Esso Avonmouth", ex. "Esso Valparaiso", ex. "Fort Massiac".
 
"Esso Avonmouth", ex. "Esso Valparaiso", ex. "Fort Massiac".
"Esso Avonmouth".
"Esso Avonmouth".
 
"Esso Avonmouth".
 
"Esso Avonmouth".
 
"Esso Avonmouth".
 
"Esso Avonmouth", ex. "Esso Valparaiso", ex. "Fort Massiac".
( Photo Copyright John D.Hill/Richard Parsons collection )
 
A bit damaged photo of the "Esso Avonmouth", ex. "Esso Valparaiso", ex. "Fort Massiac".

"ESSO AVONMOUTH"
Registered in London
Esso Petroleum Co.
Gt 10729
Lt 523.5 ft Bd 68.1 ft Dp 30.1 ft
Built by Sun Shipbuilders & Dry Dock Co @ Chester PA 1945
Ex "Fort Massiac" - 1949
Ex "Esso Valparaiso" - 1955
"Esso Avonmouth" 1955 - 1962
Sold and renamed "Athlon"
1962 Converted to a bulk carrier, old stern cut off & scrapped. New one fitted by Cantieri Navali di Taranto
1974 sold Spain scrap & arrived Bilbao 14/3/75.

The Miramar Ship Index for
FORT MASSIAC
IDNo / IMO
5028679
Year
1945
Name
FORT MASSIAC
Flag
USA
Owner
U.S. War Sg Administration
Type
Tanker
Tons
10296
DWT
16613
LOA
159,60
LPP
153,30
Beam
20,70
Draft
9,20
Machenery
1TE-15
ShipDesign
T2-SE-A1
Builder
Sun
Yard
Chester, Pa
Yard No
473
Country built
USA
Keel
05.05.1945
Launch
25.07.1945
Completed
18.08.1945
Subsequent History
1949 ESSO VALPARAISO - Panama Standard Oil Co.
1962  Converted to a bulk carrier, old stern cut off & scrapped. New one fitted by Cantieri Navali di Taranto. Lg & widened 13570 grt.
1955 ESSO AVONMOUTH - Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd.
1960 ATHLON - Athlos Cia. Naviera S.A.
End
1975
Disposal Data
Scrapped at Bilbao 14.03.1975. [ By Hierros Ardes SA ]

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