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Tankers (1950-1959)
Esso Norwich - (1959-1962)
"Esso Norwich" was build in 1959, for Esso Petroleum Co., London, by Arsenal de Brest.
Measurements : 771 feet 3 inches (loa) x 90 feet 5 inches breadth, 30,187 Gt.
Became in 1962 "Esso Balbao", for Esso Transport & Shipping Co., Inc., Panama..
1963 Lengthened and Deepenend. 30,197 GRT, 50,500 DWT
1969 Sold as "Eland" (Oil Transportation Co., Inc., (Liberia)).
1971 Renamed as "Eressos" (same).
1974 Renamed as "Messenger" (same).
01.1975, Arrived Kaoshiung for breaking up.
 
"Esso Norwich", seen here as "Esso Balbao" in B&W.

The Miramar Ship Index for "ESSO NORWICH"
IDNo:
5106897
Year:
1959
Name:
ESSO NORWICH
Launch Date:
22.12.1958
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
05.1959
Flag:
GBR
Keel:

DWT:
35724
Yard No:
227
Length overall:
210.3
Ship Design:
LPP:
201.2
Country of build:
FRA
Beam:
27.6
Builder:
Brest Arsenal
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Brest
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST.16.5

Owner as Completed:
Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd., UK

Subsequent History:
1962 ESSO BALBOA -
[ 1963 Lg & deepened, 235.0 / 225.9 mtr, 30187 grt / 50500 dwt ] -
1969 ELAND - 1970 ERESSOS - 1973 MESSENGER

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 07.01.1976.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Name change
Main Owner
5106897
1959
ESSO NORWICH
23997
Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd.
5106897
5106897
1959
ESSO BALBOA
23997
1962
Panama Tpt. & Tanker Co.
5106897
5106897
1959
ELAND
30187
1969
Oil Tpt. Co.
5106897
5106897
1959
ERESSOS
30187
1970
Oil Tptn. Co. Inc.
5106897
5106897
1959
MESSENGER
30187
1973
Oil Tptn. Co. Inc.
 
Diner, after christening the "Esso Norwich".
( Photo thanks to Martin Palmer-Felgate )