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Esso Provence (1) - (1949-1959)
See also : Marguerite Finaly (2) - (1933-1942)  &  See also: On board photos "Esso Provence (1)"
 "Esso Provence (1)".
(Photo thanks to Michael Pryce)
 
"Esso Provence (1)".
( Photo thanks to Hervé Collot )
 
"Esso Provence (1)".
 
"Esso Provence (1)", in dry-dock.
 
"Esso Provence (1)", in dry-dock.
 
"Esso Provence (1)".
 
"Esso Provence (1)".

The Miramar Ship Index for "MARGUERITE FINALY"
IDNo:
5607515
Year:
1933
Name:
MARGUERITE FINALY
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
22.07.1933
Flag:
FRA
Date of completion:
12.1933

Ton:
12309
Link:
-
DWT:
18250
Yard No:
251
Length overall:
165.2
Ship Design:
LPP:
159.2
Country of build:
ITA
Beam:
21.4
Builder:
Riuniti Adriatico
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Monfalcone
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
2D-13

Subsequent History:
1948 ESSO PROVENCE - 1959 PACIFIC BUILDER -
1962 PACIFIC NAVIGATOR

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Etajima, completed 05.07.1963.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
5607515
1933
MARGUERITE FINALY
12309
Auxiliaire de Tpts
5607515
1933
TRAPEZ 5
12309
1942
German Navy
5607515
1933
ESSO PROVENCE
12309
1949
Standard Francaise
5607515
1933
PACIFIC BUILDER
12309
1959
C.Y. Tung
5607515
1933
PACIFIC NAVIGATOR
12309
1962
C.Y. Tung

Additional information :

MARGUERITE FINALY (2) (1933 -1949) - ESSO PROVENCE (l) (1949 -1955) F.N.N.V.
12309 g. 6012 n. 18250 d.; 165.20 oa-159.18 pp x 21.34 x 11.76 meters (9.29 draught).
Two 6 Cyl. 2S.C.SA. oil engines of 1162 NHP (5000cv) driving twin screws by S.A. Fiat SGM, Turin. 14 k.
12.1933 : completed by Cantieri Dell Adriatico (251), Monfalcone as MARGUERITE FINALY for Ste. Auxiliaire de Transports, Havre.
1938 : owner restyled as Standard Française des Petroles.
20.01.1943 handed over to Germany at Marseilles.
19.02.1943 damaged by HMS SARACEN then on 26.05.1943 by HMS SPORTSMAN.
27.06.1944 scuttled by Germans at Marseilles, northgate of Mirabeau docks.
07.1946 : raised and towed to Toulon for reconditionning by tugs LE FORT and CEPET.
09.1949 : returned to service as ESSO PROVENCE.
1952 owner restyled as Esso-Standard SAF.
1959 sold to Cia. Mar. Asiatic-Panamese S.A.. Panama and renamed PACIFIC BUILDER.
1962 sold to United Overseas Marine Corp., Panama and renamed PACIFIC NAVIGATOR.
05.07.1963 : arrived Japan for breaking up.

Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :

MARGUERITE FINALY - 1933    FR      2M (aft)     (13)
12,309 GRT for Soc. Auxiliaire de Transports, Le Havre        522.3 x 70.2
Tanker build by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone     (12)     #251
1939 - Standard Française des Pétroles, Le Havre
Seized at Marseille, 17 Dec 1942
1942 - Kriegsmarine - Stützpunkt versorger  - operational name Trapez 5 , GE
Scuttled August 1944 in the NE entrance to Marseille, refloated July 1946
1948 - ESSO PROVENCE   s/o       FR
1952 - Esso Standard Soc. Anon. Française, Le Havre
1959 - PACIFIC BUILDER   Cia. Maritima Asiatic-Panamense, S.A., Panama  [C. Y. Tung], PA
1962 - PACIFIC NAVIGATOR   United Overseas Marine Corp., Panama  [C. Y. Tung]
Broken up at Etajima, Hiroshima Pref. 1963, work completed 5.7.1963.