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Esso Gascogne (1) - (1950-1964)
The first "Esso Gascogne" was build in 1931 as "Esso Balbao". In 1950 she came to France.
(photo thanks to Jérôme Billard)
 
"Esso Gascogne (1)".
"Esso Balbao" during War time.
Sistership would be the "Esso Colon", but she was delivered as "Esso Hamburg" to DAPG, Hamburg, Germany.
 
"Esso Gascogne (1)".
 "Esso Gascogne (1)".

The Miramar Ship Index for "ESSO BALBOA"
IDNo:
5510743
Year:
1939
Name:
ESSO BALBOA
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
Flag:
PAN
Date of completion:
10.1939

Tons:
9554
Link:
-
DWT:
14750
Yard No:
224
Length overall:
155.6
Ship Design:
LPP:
Country of build:
DEU
Beam:
20.1
Builder:
Deutsche Werft
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Finkenwarder
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1D-12

Subsequent History:
1950 ESSO GASCOGNE

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Alicante 04.1964 [ by Cia Espanola de Demolicion Naval SA ]

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
5510743
1939
ESSO BALBOA
9554
Panama Tpt Co.
5510743
1939
ESSO GASCOGNE
9554
1950
Standard Francaise des Petroles
510743
5510743
1939
ESSO GASCOGNE
9554
1952
Esso Standard SA Francaise

Additional information :

ESSO GASCOGNE (l) (1950 -1964) F.N.R.X.
9554 g. 6000 n. 14750 d.;148.80 x 20.06 x 11.03 meters.
6 Cyl. 2S.C.DA. oil engine oil' 1167 MAN by Masch.Augsburg-Nürnberg A.G., Augsburg. 10 knots.
10.1939 : completed by Deutsche Werft A.G. (224), Hamburg as ESSO BALBOA for Panama Transport Co., Panama.
03.1950 : purchased by Standard Française des Pétroles, Havre and renamed ESSO GASCOGNE.
1952 : owner restyled as Esso-Standard SAF.
Prior to 24.04.1964 : arrived at Alicante (Spain) for demolition.