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Esso France (1) - (1947-1954)
See also : Esso Flandre (1) - (1954-1960)  &  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 "Gravenchon".
 
"Esso France" .
 
 "Esso France" .

The Miramar Ship Index for "SEDAN"
IDNo:
5276886
Year:
1945
Name:
SEDAN
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
26.03.1945
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
03.1945

DWT:
16613
Yard No:
462
Length overall:
159.6
Ship Design:
T2-SE-A1
LPP:
153.3
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Sun
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Chester, Pa
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-15

Subsequent History:
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

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Barcelona 19.07.1978 [ by Desguaces Cataluna ]

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Name change
Registered Owner
247575
5276886
1945
SEDAN
10297
U.S. Govt.
5276886
1945
GRAVENCHON
10297
1947
French Govt.
5276886
1945
 ESSO FRANCE
10297
1947
Standard Française des Petroles
5276886
1945
 ESSO FRANCE
10297
1952
Esso Standard SA Francaise
5276886
1945
ESSO FLANDRE
10297
1956
Esso Standard SA Francaise
1797
5276886
5276886
1945
PHEAX
13849
1960
Lancer Sg Co Ltd.
2439
5276886
5276886
1945
PHEAX
13849
1965
Lancer Sg Co Ltd.
5276886
5276886
1945
PHEAX
13849
1976
Duarf International Inc.
5276886
5276886
1945
CHIOS FLAG
13849
1977
M.C.M. Cement Mngt Corp SA.

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.