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Esso Southampton (2) - (1958-1962)
See her also as : Esso Jamaica
Esso Southampton - 12.1958 - 23,457 GT
Built: by Cantieri Riuniti dell' Adriatico, Trieste
"Esso Jamaica" was build in 1958 as "Esso Southampton (2). Sold in 1969 as "Nepco Advance".
Scrapped in 1977 at Kaoshiung.
"Nepco Advance", ex. "Esso Jamaica", ex. "Esso Southampton", seen here in the North Sea Canal from Amsterdam.
1962: Esso Jamaica (Panama Transport and Tanker Co. Inc., Panama).
In 1963 the Esso Jamaica was sent to Mitsui Zosen KK at Chiba for the insertion of an additional 80 feet in the hull,
giving measurements of 773 feet 3 inches (loa) and 90 feet 5 inches breadth. Tonnages were increased, to 29,262 gt and
from 35,580 to 49,850 in deadweight capacity. The draught became 41 feet 8 inches. At the same time a bulbous bow was
fitted and the speed was subsequently increased by 1 knot. The ship left the Chiba yard on 12th December, 1963.
1969: Nepco Advance (Transoceanic Tankers Inc., Panama).
29.1.1977: Arrived Kaohsiung for breaking up.
The Miramar Ship Index for "ESSO SOUTHAMPTON"
1962 ESSO JAMAICA -
[ 1963 Lg 235.7/225.7 m, 29262 grt/49850 dwt ] -
1969 NEPCO ADVANCE
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 29.01.1977 [ By Li Chong Steel & Iron Works Co. ]