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Esso Languedoc (2) - (1973-1995)
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"Esso Languedoc (2)" was build in 1973, became "Languedoc" in 1995 and was scrapped in1996.
"Esso Languedoc (2)".
 
"Esso Languedoc (2)".
 
"Esso Languedoc (2)".
"Esso Languedoc (2)" hit by a  "Roque" wave, photo was taken by Philippe Lijour.
"Esso Languedoc (2)", seen here as "Languedoc", photographed from the "Mexico", the former "Esso Mexico".
"Esso Languedoc (2)" almost immediately before she went for scrap. Joined in Thailand for intermediate survey, stopped in
Singapore for buyers to come and look at the ship and continued to the Gulf. She went to Bangladesh very soon after.
       ( Photo by Julian Lelliott )
"Languedoc", side by side, with  the "Mexico", the former "Esso Mexico".
Joined together in Sriracha (Thailand).
( Photo by Julian Lelliott )
"Languedoc", off loading bunker oil to the "Mountain", in Singapore.
( Photo by Julian Lelliott )
This man is Daniel Grimault, the Senior Superintendent Engineer for the French Esso.
See also the original Esso funnel, is still there.
( Photo by Julian Lelliott )
 
"Esso Languedoc (2)".
 
"Esso Languedoc (2)".
( Photo Copyright Pieter Melissen )
 
"Esso Languedoc (2)", at the yard.

Original Name
Esso Languedoc
Type
VLCC
Delivered
01-10-1973
IMO No
7324895
Builder & Yard
A.G. »Weser«, Bremen, Germany
Yard No
1387
Engine
Steam
KW
23872
GRT
126186
NTR
99479
DWT
256726
LOA
347,81
LBP
329,22
Beam
51,87
Draft
20,05
Depth
25,61
Other names and history
1995 Languedoc
1996 Scrapped at Chittagong
Scrapped
03-08-1996

The Miramar Ship Index for "ESSO LANGUEDOC"
IDNo:
7324895
Year:
1973
Name:
ESSO LANGUEDOC
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
11.07.1973
Flag:
FRA
Date of completion:
01.10.1973

Tons:
126186
Link:
-
DWT:
256726
Yard No:
1387
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-15.5

Subsequent History:
1996 LANGUEDOC

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Chittagong 03.08.1996.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
7324895
7324895
1973
ESSO LANGUEDOC
126186
Esso-Tankers Inc.
7324895
7324895
1973
ESSO LANGUEDOC
126186
1974
Esso-Standard SAF
7324895
7324895
1973
LANGUEDOC
126186
1996
Esso-Standard SAF.

Additional Info :

ESSO LANGUEDOC (2) - LANGUEDOC (1974-1996) F.N.L.X.
126186 g. 99479 n. 256726 d.; 347.81oa-329.22pp x 51.80 x 25.61 meters (19.95 draught).
Two General Electric steam turbines of 32000 SHP, Dr geared to screw shaft by the shipbuilder. 15.75 knots.
11.07.1973 : launched and 1973 : completed by A.G. Weser (1387), Bremen as ESSO LANGUEDOC (2) for Esso-Tankers Inc., Liberia.
1974 : purchased by Esso-Standard SAF, Le Havre.
1992 : transferred to Kerguelen registry (TAAF flag}.
12.1995 : renamed LANGUEDOC.
07.1996 : sold (37,40 MF) to Bangladesh ship-breakers (arrived at Chittagong 03.08.1996).
• Sistership : ESSO GASCOGNE (2).