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Esso Languedoc (1) - (1950-1955)
See also : Orville Harden - (1935-1950)  &  Orville Harden (1930-1935)  &  Esso Orinoco - (1955-1962)

"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".
   "Esso Languedoc".
(photo thanks to Jérôme Billard)
  Esso Languedoc
"Esso Languedoc".
 
"Esso Languedoc".
 
"Esso Languedoc".
 
"Esso Languedoc".

The Miramar Ship Index for "ORVILLE HARDEN"
IDNo:
5607514
Year:
1933
Name:
ORVILLE HARDEN
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
15.10.1931
Flag:
DZG
Date of completion:
03.1933

Tons:
12421
Link:
-
DWT:
18.249
Yard No:
250
Length overall:
165.19
Ship Design:
LPP:
159.1
Country of build:
ITA
Beam:
21.5
Builder:
Riuniti Adriatico
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Monfalcone
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
2D-12
2 Fiat Diesel Engines, 4500 BHD

Subsequent History:
1950 ESSO LANGUEDOC - 1956 ESSO ORINOCO

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Hamburg 04.1962.

ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
5607514
1933
ORVILLE HARDEN
12421
Baltisch-Am. Petrol
5607514
1933
ORVILLE HARDEN
12421
1935
Panama Transport Co.
5607514
1933
ESSO LANGUEDOC
12421
1950
Standard Francaise
5607514
1933
ESSO LANGUEDOC
12421
1952
Esso Standard SAF
5607514
1933
ESSO LANGUEDOC
12421
1955
Cia. de Petroleo Lago
5607514
1933
ESSO ORINOCO
12421
1956
Petroleo Lago

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