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Esso Cambria - (1969-1981)
See also :  Building the "Esso Cambria" - Part-1 &  Building the "Esso Cambria" - Part-2

See also : Launch of the "Esso Cambria" in Colour  &  Launch of the Esso Cambria in B&W

See also : Model of "Esso Cambria" &  Same model of "Esso Cambria" on Display &  2 Video films of the launch of the "Esso Cambria" in 1969

 
"Esso Cambria" fitting out at the Verolme Shipyard, Rozenburg, Holland.
 
"Esso Cambria", fitting the rudder.
 Source : Nieuwsblad van het Noorden, 24 April 1969.
The large supertanker "Esso Cambria", which will be launched on May 10 th, her rudder was fitted yesterday. It is 15 1/2 meter high and 11 meter width. Weight is 160 ton. The tanker is 347 meter long.

"Esso Cambria" was build in 1969. Scrapped in 1981.

Esso Cambria - 12.1969 - 127,158 GT, Built by Veroime Dok en Sheepsbouw N.V., Rozenburg.
Measurements: 1,141 feet (loa including bulbous bow) X 170 feet 2 inches breadth. 253,962 tdw.
The Esso Cambria was the first of the 250,000-ton tankers to berth at Fawley, on 7th February, 1970. She came from Ras
Tanura, although part of her cargo of light crude oil was discharged at Milford Haven.
On 30th August, 1970, she stranded for a time off Jazirat Island, Persian Gulf, 26.15 N / 55.15 E, but refloated, unaided, on
2nd September with some bottom damage.
The Esso Cambria arrived at Masan, South Korea, on 1st October, 1981, for breaking up.
 
"Esso Cambria".
 
"Esso Cambria".
 
"Esso Cambria".
 
"Esso Cambria".
 
"Esso Cambria".
 
"Esso Cambria".
"Esso Cambria" at the Terminal of Ras at Tanura.
( Photo thanks to Toby Young )
"Esso Cambria".
 
"Esso Cambria".
"Esso Cambria" at the Terminal of Ras at Tanura.
 
"Esso Cambria".
 
"Esso Cambria".
 
"Esso Cambria".
 
"Esso Cambria".

Original Name
Esso Cambria
Type
VLCC
Delivered
01-12-1969
IMO No
6917528
Builder & Yard
Verolme Dok- & Scheepsbouw Maatschappij, Rozenburg, Holland
Yard No
785
Engine
Steam
KW
23536
GRT
127158
NTR
98471
DWT
253962
LOA
347,79
LBP
329,19
Beam
51,87
Draft
19,97
Depth
25,61
Other names and history
1981 Scrapped at Masan
Scrapped
01-10-1981

The Miramar Ship Index for "ESSO CAMBRIA"
IDNo:
6917528
Year:
1969
Name:
ESSO CAMBRIA
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
10.05.1969
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
01.12.1969

Tons:
127158
Link:
-
DWT:
253962
Yard No:
785
Length overall:
347.8
Ship Design:
LPP:
329.2
Country of build:
NLD
Beam:
51.9
Builder:
Verolme
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Rozenburg
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-16

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Masan 01.10.1981. [ By Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. ]

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
6917528
6917528
1969
ESSO CAMBRIA
127158
-
Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd.