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Esso Saranac - (1946-1959)
See also : Empire Sapphire - (1942-1943)

 
"Esso Saranac" was build in 1941 as "Empire Sapphire" became in 1946 "Esso Saranac".
Arrived 25.01.1959 at Antwerp for breaking up.
"Esso Saranac".
"Esso Saranac".
"Esso Saranac".
 
"Esso Saranac".
"Esso Saranac", last voyage from England to Antwerpen, towed by the "Barentsz Zee",
1600 HP of L. Smit & Co, Maassluis, Holland.
( Photo thanks to Andre A.M. Koss )

Empire Sapphire
07.1941 - 8,031 GRT
(tanker)
Built by Furness Shipbuilding C0., Haverton, for M.O.W.T.
Measurements: 479 feet (oa)/464 feet length X 61 feet breadth.
Engines: T3cyl.
1941: Operated by Anglo-Iranian Oil C0. for M.O.W.T.,
1942: Operated by Anglo-American for M.O.W.T.,
1943: Operated by British Tanker C0. for M.O.W.T.,
1946: ESSO Saranac (qv)

The Miramar Ship Index for "EMPIRE SAPPHIRE"
IDNo:
1164847
Year:
1941
Name:
EMPIRE SAPPHIRE
Keel:
09.08.1940
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
27.05.1941
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
07.1941

Tons:
8031
Link:
-
DWT:
12000
Yard No:
329
Length overall:
146.0
Ship Design:
LPP:
141.3
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
18.7
Builder:
Furness
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Haverton Hill
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1T-12

Subsequent History:
1946 ESSO SARANAC

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Hoboken 03.1959. [ By O. Bulens ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
164847
1164847
1941
EMPIRE SAPPHIRE
8031
Ministry of War Transport (British Tanker Co., Ltd.)
164847
1164847
1941
EMPIRE SAPPHIRE
8031
1945
Anglo-American Oil Co., Ltd.
164847
1164847
1941
ESSO SARANAC
8031
1946
Anglo-American Oil Co., Ltd.
164847
1164847
1941
ESSO SARANAC
8031
1951
Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd.