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Esso Languedoc (1) - (1950-1955)
"Orville Harden" was build in 1933. Transferred to Panama Transport Co., Panama, in 1935.
After the second World War she joined Esso France in 1950 as "Esso Languedoc".
In collision near Ambrose Channel, February 4, 1945, with Dutch tanker "Ena", partly sunk,
salvaged, repaired in 2 months.
In 1955 she was sold to Cia. de Petroleo Lago, Venezuela and renamed "Esso Orinoco".
(photo thanks to Jérôme Billard)
The Miramar Ship Index for "ORVILLE HARDEN"
1950 ESSO LANGUEDOC - 1956 ESSO ORINOCO
Scrapped at Hamburg 04.1962.
Sisterships are Splendor ex. R. L. Hague and Marguerite Finaly.
Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
ORVILLE HARDEN - 1933 DZ 2M (aft) (12)
12,421GRT for Baltisch-Amerik. Petroleum Import G.m.b.H. (Waried Tankschiff Rhed.), Danzig
Tanker built by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone
1935 - Panama Transport Co., Panama PA
1950 - ESSO LANGUEDOC, Standard Française des Pétroles, Le Havre, FR
1952 - Esso Standard Soc. Anon. Française, Le Havre
1955 - Cia. de Petroleo Lago, Caripito, VE
1956 - ESSO ORINOCO, s/o
Broken up at Hamburg 1962 by Eckhardt & Co., work began in April 1962