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Esso Dover (2) - (1961-1980)
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"Esso Dover" was build in 1961 and sold as "Cherrybobs"in 1980.
Esso Dover     3.1961     490
Built byJ. Bolson & Son Ltd., Poole.
Measurements: 176 feet(loa) x 27 feet breadth. 556 tdw.
Engines: Oil. 10 knots.
1980: Cherrybobs (Cherry Marine Ltd.).
Towards the end of 1980 Cherrybobs was acquired by the St Helena Shipping Company for service at St Helena.
She was renamed Bosun Bird and her new job was to load fuel at Ascension for St Helena. There she lay as a floating fuel
store, her oil not only used for the island's domestic purposes, but for the motorship St Helena, the island's link with Europe.
Until then oil had been imported in drums from South Africa for there is very little demand for it In the tiny mountainous island.
Scrapped at Mombasa 06.2001.
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"Esso Dover".
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"Esso Dover".
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"Esso Dover".
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"Esso Dover".
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"Esso Dover".
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"Esso Dover", arriving at Penzance for dry docking at N.Holman & Sons, March 1th 1973.
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"Esso Dover".
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"Cherrybobs", ex. "Esso Dover (2)".

The Miramar Ship Index for "ESSO DOVER"
IDNo:
5107267
Year:
1961
Name:
ESSO DOVER
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
19.12.1960
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
03.1961

Tons:
490
Link:
-
DWT:
565
Yard No:
536
Length overall:
53.6
Ship Design:
LPP:
46.6
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
8.3
Builder:
J.Bolson & Son
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Hamworthy
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1D-10

Subsequent History:
1980 CHERRYBOBS - 1981 BOSUN BIRD -
1992 ALREEN

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Mombasa 06.2001.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
302603
5107267
5107267
1961
ESSO DOVER
490
Esso Petroleum Co Ltd.
302603
5107267
5107267
1961
CHERRYBOBS
490
1980
Cherry Marine Ltd.
302603
5107267
5107267
1961
BOSUN BIRD
490
1981
St.Helena Sg Co Ltd.
5107267
5107267
1961
BOSUN BIRD
490
1989
P.J.Wilson Holdings Pty Ltd.
5107267
5107267
1961
BOSUN BIRD
490
1991
Namibia Seafood Industries Pty Ltd.
5107267
5107267
1961
ALREEN
490
1992
Alshaz Ltd.