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Esso Scotia - (1969-1981)
See also some photos of the : Launch of the Esso Scotia - Part-1  &  Launch of the Esso Scotia - Part-2

See also some photos of a model of the : Esso Scotia ( Model )  &  See also some photos taken on board the : "Esso Scotia"

See also : 2 Video films of the launch of the "Esso Scotia" in 1969

 
"Esso Scotia".
 
"Esso Scotia" arriving at Milfordhaven.
 
"Esso Scotia".
 
"Esso Scotia" loading at Ras Tanura.
( Photo by Richard Jolliffe )
 
"Esso Scotia".
"Esso Scotia".
"Esso Scotia".
 
"Esso Scotia".
 
"Esso Scotia".
"Esso Scotia".
(photo thanks to Beppe Allievi)
"Esso Scotia".
(photo thanks to Beppe Allievi)
"Esso Scotia" at Milfordhaven.
 
"Esso Scotia".
 
"Esso Scotia".
 
"Esso Scotia", discharging at Europoort, Rotterdam, while "Esso Paris" is
entering on the New Waterway to the terminals.

EssoScotia - 7.1969 - 127,158 GT, Built byA.G.Weser, Bremen.
Measurements: 1,141 feet 9 inches (loa including bulbous bow) x 170 feet breadth. 253,962 tdw.
At the time of launching on 31st March, 1969, the Esso Scotia was the largest vessel in the world to be launched from a
slipway, as opposed to being floated out from a drydock. The hull was all-welded and there were eleven cargo tanks, these
being handled by four turbine-driven centrifugal pumps, each having a capacity of 3,000 tons per hour (sea water) and two
steam reciprocating stripping pumps, each of 300 tons per hour capacity. The upper deck was continuous to the bow
where a short foremast which accommodated the foghorn and lighting was placed. The draught was 65 feet 5 inches.
Propulsion was by steam turbine, driving a propeller through reduction gearing at 80 rpm and giving 16 knots.
Officers and crew were accommodated aft, each in a single cabin. All cabins were air-conditioned as were the messrooms
and other amenities. A swimming-pool was on the boat deck. At her launching the total steel weight to be moved was 36,600 tons.
From trials off the north-east coast of Spain the Esso Scotia sailed for Ras Tanura.
The Esso Scotia was broken up at Kaohsiung where she arrived on 6th June, 1981.

Original Name
Esso Scotia
Type
VLCC
Delivered
01-07-1969
IMO No
6914370
Builder & Yard
A.G. »Weser«, Bremen, Germany
Yard No
1370
Engine
Steam
KW
23872
GRT
127158
NTR
98471
DWT
253962
LOA
347,81
LBP
329,22
Beam
51,87
Draft
19,96
Depth
25,61
Other names and history
1981 Scrapped at Kaohsiung
Scrapped
06-06-1981

The Miramar Ship Index for "ESSO SCOTIA"
IDNo:
6914370
Year:
1969
Name:
ESSO SCOTIA
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
31.03.1969
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
01.07.1969

Tons:
127158
Link:
-
DWT:
253962
Yard No:
1370
Length overall:
347.8
Ship Design:
LPP:
329.2
Country of build:
DEU
Beam:
51.9
Builder:
Weser
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Bremen
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-16

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
Scrapped by Hai Kwang Steel Enterp., at Kaohsiung 06.06.1981.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
6914370
6914370
1969
ESSO SCOTIA
127158
-
Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd.