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Esso Bretagne (1) - (1948-1960)
(Photo thanks to Michael Pryce)
"Esso Bretagne" was build in 1944 as "Montezuma Castle".
(Photo thanks to Jérôme Billard)
The Miramar Ship Index for "MONTEZUMA CASTLE"
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
Scrapped at Brownsville 14.06.1977 [ by Consolidated Andy Inc.]
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.