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Tankers (1950-1959)
Esso Portsmouth (2) - (1959-1972)
See also : The explosion on the Esso Portsmouth & SHIP SURGERY

"Esso Portsmouth" before rebuilding.
"Esso Portsmouth" after an explosion and fire at Milford Haven in 1960.
 
The "Esso Portsmouth", after being rebuilt following an explosion and fire at Milford Haven in 1960.

Esso Portsmouth - 7.1959 - 24,125
Build by : Vickers-Armstrong Ltd., Newcastle
Measurements: (new): 733 feet (loa) x 90 feet breadth.
25,715 gt. 40,300 tdw.
1972: Winson (Winson Tankers Ltd., Panama).
21.1.1975: Aground, 11.28 N 114.23 E on North Danger Reef, South China Sea
(voyage: Galveston / India - wheat).
6.8.1975: Refloated but:
7.8.1975: Foundered in bad weather, 11.4 N / 115.19 E, while in tow.

The Miramar Ship Index for "ESSO PORTSMOUTH"
IDNo:
5108235
Year:
1959
Name:
ESSO PORTSMOUTH
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
06.01.1959
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
07.1959

Tons:
24125
Link:
-
DWT:
36000
Yard No:
160
Length overall:
210.3
Ship Design:
LPP:
200.3
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
27.6
Builder:
Vickers-Armstrongs
Material of build:
Location of yard:
High Walker
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST.17

Subsequent History:
[ 1961 Lg 223.4 / 212.4 mtr, 25667 grt / 38216 dwt ] -
1972 WINSON

Disposal Data:
Wrecked 11.28 N / 114.23 E o 21.01.1975 - refloated on 06.08.1975
& sank on 07.08.1975.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
5108235
5108235
1959
ESSO PORTSMOUTH
24125
Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd.
5108235
5108235
1959
WINSON
25667
1972
Winson Tankers Ltd.
"Esso Portsmouth".
 
"Esso Portsmouth".