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Esso Exeter - (1955-1968)
 "Esso Exeter" passing Portishead, outbound from Avonmouth, UK, April 15th, 1968.
( Photo Copyright Malcolm Cranfield )

"Esso Exeter".
"Esso Exeter" was build in 1955 and sold in 1968 as "Good Hope". Sold for scrap in 1982. 17.554 Gross Tons.
On 11 Th. January, 1965, when on leaving Purfleet, in ballast, for Milford Haven, she collided with the
Norwegian motor ship "Medicine Hat", 4.259 GT., 1960, on charter to Canadian Pacific.
The "Medicine Hat" came off worse, being beached and the two days later suffering a fire in a hold. This was extinguished
and the ship refloated. Only bow damage was suffered by the "Esso Exeter".
Early in 1968 the tanker was sold to Atlantic Agency Corp., Woolbridge, New Jersey, and placed under the Western
Oil Transport Inc., Monrovia, as "Good Hope". She was sold again in 1970 to Amerada Hess Shipping Corp.,
Monrovia, and worked around the U.S. Gulf ports until she arrived at Kaoshiung in July, 1982, for breaking up.
 "Esso Exeter" passing Portishead, outbound from Avonmouth, UK, April 15th, 1968.
( Photo Copyright Malcolm Cranfield )
 
"Esso Exeter", at Avonmouth's oil basin, Bristol UK, April 1968.
( Photo Copyright Malcolm Cranfield, scanned from a negative by the late Richard Parsons )
 
"Esso Exeter", at Avonmouth's oil basin, Bristol UK, April 1968.
( Photo Copyright Malcolm Cranfield, scanned from a negative by the late Richard Parsons )
"Esso Exeter".
 
"Esso Exeter".
 
"Esso Exeter".
 
"Esso Exeter" at Fawley.
 
"Esso Exeter".

The Miramar Ship Index for "ESSO EXETER"
IDNo:
5107346
Year:
1955
Name:
ESSO EXETER
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
05.01.1955
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
07.1955

DWT:
26742
Yard No:
137
Length overall:
191.9
Ship Design:
LPP:
182.9
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
25.2
Builder:
Vickers-Armstrongs
Material of build:
Location of yard:
High Walker
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-16

Subsequent History:
1968 GOOD HOPE

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 21.08.1982, completed 08.10.1982 [ Chien Yung Enterprise Co Ltd. ]

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
186261
5107346
5107346
1955
ESSO EXETER
17527
Esso Petroleum Co.
2987
5107346
5107346
1955
GOOD HOPE
17527
1968
Atlantic Agency Corp.