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Tankers (1950-1959)
Esso Oxford - (1953-1972)
"Esso Oxford" was build by Cammell Laird & Co., Ltd., Birkenhead in 1953. 17,539 Grt.
Sold in 1972 as "Golden Robin" ( Warwick Shipping Ltd., Bermuda).
30.09.1974 ; Aground, Douglas Island, off Dalhousie, New Brunswick.
Three portside tanks were ruptured and about 100.000 gallons were spilled. Refloated.
25.11.1974 ; Arrived Castellon (Spain) for breaking up.
"Esso Oxford".
"Esso Oxford".
"Esso Oxford".
 
"Esso Oxford".
"Esso Oxford".
"Esso Oxford".
 
"Esso Oxford" at Fawley.
 
"Esso Oxford" at Fawley.
 
Discharge book of Bill Woods, electrician on the "Esso Oxford".
( Thanks to Bill Wood )

Additional Information from the Starke & Schell Ships-registers ;

ESSO OXFORD - 1953
Built by Cammell Laird; Birkenhead : #1230, for Esso Petroleum Co Ltd.-BR
17512 GRT, 28175 DWT,  630 / 601 X 83, Tanker  1 DR. Steamturbines, Speed 16½
1972 GOLDEN ROBIN (Warwick Sg Ltd-BA)
Broken Up at Castellon, Arrived 25 Nov 1974.

The Miramar Ship Index for "ESSO OXFORD"
IDNo:
5108106
Year:
1953
Name:
ESSO OXFORD
Launch Date:
31.03.1953
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
12.1953
Flag:
GBR
Keel:

Tons:
17512
Link:
-
DWT:
26647
Yard No:
1230
Length overall:
191.9
Ship Design:
LPP:
182.9
Country of build:
UK
Beam:
25.2
Builder:
Cammell Laird
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Birkenhead
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-16

Subsequent History:
1972 GOLDEN ROBIN

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Castellon 25.11.1974.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
5108106
5108106
1953
ESSO OXFORD
17512
Esso Petroleum Co Ltd.
5108106
5108106
1953
GOLDEN ROBIN
17512
1972
Warwick Sg Ltd.