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Esso Avonmouth - (1955-1962)
 
"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:
2248505
Year:
1945
Name:
FORT MASSIAC
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
25.07.1945
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
08.1945

Tons:
10297
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
473
Length overall:
159.6
Ship Design:
T2-SE-A1
LPP:
153.3
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Sun
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Chester, Pa
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-15

Subsequent History:
 1949 ESSO VALPARAISO - 1955 ESSO AVONMOUTH - 1960 ATHLON
[ 1962 Lg & widened 13570 grt & converted to bulk carrier ]

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Bilbao 14.03.1975.

History:
ON  
LR/IMO  
ID  
Year
Name  
Tons  
Change  
Owner
248505
2248505
1945
FORT MASSIAC
10297
U.S. War Sg Administration
2248505
1945
ESSO VALPARAISO
10297
1949
Panama Standard Oil Co.
184702
2248505
1945
ESSO AVONMOUTH
10297
1955
Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd.
1963
2248505
1945
ATHLON
10297
1960
Athlos Cia. Naviera S.A.