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Gravenchon - (1947-1947)
The first "Esso France" was build in 1945 by Sun Shipbuilding & DryDock Co., Chester, as "Sedan",
sold in 1947 to the French Goverment, for the Standard Francaise des Petroles as seen here "Gravenchon".
The Miramar Ship Index for "SEDAN"
1947 GRAVENCHON - 1947 ESSO FRANCE - 1954 ESSO FLANDRE -
[ 1960 Lg & widened 189.0 / 182.9 x 23.0 mtr, 13849grt / 24118 dwt & converted to bulk carrier ] -
1960 PHEAX - 1977 CHIOS FLAG
Scrapped at Barcelona 19.07.1978 [ by Desguaces Cataluna ]
Additional information :
GRAVENCHON (1947) - ESSO FRANCE ( I ) (1947-1954) -ESSO FLANDRE ( I ) (1954 -1960) F.P.V.X. T2-tanker.
10296 g. 6300 n. 16653 d.; 159.56 oa-153.31pp x 20.74 x 11.96 meters (9.19 draught).
Steam turbine connected to electric motor & screw shaft of 1486 MN (6000cv) by General Electric Co., Lynn, Mass. 16 knots
03.1945 : completed by Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (462), Chester as SEDAN for U.S. War Shipping Administration.
1946 : released to U.S. Maritime Commission.
06.1947 : purchased by French Government (Standard Française des Petroles), Le Havre, and renamed GRAVENCHON.
10.1947 : renamed ESSO FRANCE (I).
1952 : owner restyled as Esso-Standard SAF.
1954 : renamed ESSO FLANDRE (I)
1960 : sold to Lancer Shipping Co. Ltd., Greece and renamed PHEAX. Converted at Hoboken in a bulk carrier (15574 g.).
1977 : sold to Marine Cement Mgt S.A., Corp., Panama and renamed AL KHAZAN.
1978 ; sold to Duarf International Inc., Liberia and renamed CHIOS FLAG.
05.1975 : laid up in Piraeus harbour.
19.07,1978 : arrived at Barcelona in tow from Piraeus for breaking up. She was laid up at Piraeus since 21.05.1975
making only the one voyage to the breakers as CHIOS FLAG.