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Esso Bretagne (1) - (1948-1960)
 "Esso Bretagne" ex. "Montezuma Castle".
(Photo thanks to Michael Pryce)
 
"Esso Bretagne" was build in 1944 as "Montezuma Castle".
(Photo thanks to Jérôme Billard)
 
"Esso Bretagne".
 
"Esso Bretagne".

The Miramar Ship Index for "MONTEZUMA CASTLE"
IDNo:
5112676
Year:
1944
Name:
MONTEZUMA CASTLE
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
22.08.1944
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
09.1944

DWT:
16613
Yard No:
87
Length overall:
159.6
Ship Design:
T2-SE-A1
LPP:
153.3
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Kaiser
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Swan Island
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-15

Subsequent History:
1948 ESSO BRETAGNE - 60 FAROS -
[ 1961 Lg & widened, 189.0 / 182.9 x 23.0 mtr, 15579 gt / 22810 dwt & converted to bulk carrier ] -
1974 PYRAMID VIKING

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Brownsville 14.06.1977 [ by Consolidated Andy Inc.]

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
246463
5112676
1944
MONTEZUMA CASTLE
10448
U.S.Govt
5112676
1944
ESSO BRETAGNE
10448
1948
French Govt
5112676
1944
ESSO BRETAGNE
10448
1956
Esso Standard SA Francaise
1832
5112676
5112676
1944
FAROS
15579
1960
Mace Sg Co SA
2437
5112676
5112676
1944
FAROS
15579
1965
Mace Sg Co SA
356135
5112676
5112676
1944
PYRAMID VIKING
15579
1974
Creole Sg Ltd

Additional information :

ESSO BRETAGNE (l) (1948- I960) F.P.Z.B.  T2-tanker
10448 g. 6301 n. 16810 d.; 159.56 oa-153.31 pp x 20.74 x 11.96 meters (9.20 draught).
Steam turbine connected to electric motor & screw shaft by General Electric Co., Lynn, Mass. 16 knots.
09.1944 : completed by Kaiser Co. Inc. (87), Portland, Or., as MONTEZUMA CASTLE for U.S. War Shipping Administration.
1946 : released to U.S. Maritime Commission.
1948 ; purchased by French Government (Standard Fran^aise des Petroles), Le Havre and renamed ESSO BRETAGNE.
1952 : owner restyled as Esso-Standard SAF.
1960 : sold to Mace Shipping Co. SA, Liberia and renamed FAROS.
03.1961 : converted in a bulk carrier. New midship section built by Cockerill Ougree, Hoboken (15579 g. 22810 d.)
1974 : sold to Creole Shipping Ltd., Nassau, Bahamas and renamed PYRAMID VIKING.
08.1976 : laid up at Freeport. Bahamas.
Prior to 14.12.1977 ; arrived at Brownsville, Tx. for demolition.