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Esso Thames - (1955-1966)
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See also : Esso Delivery No. 11 (2) - (1947-1955)  &  Hartford Socony

"Esso Delivery No. 11".
 Build as "Hartford Socony"" in 1924, became "Esso Thames" in 1955 and was sold as "Yorktown" in 1966.
Scrapped in 1972.

Additional information Starke & Schell registers :

HARTFORD SOCONY-1924,  USA,  2M (aft)  (9)
1,199 GRT for Standard Transportation Co., New York,  252.9 x 40.1
Tanker built by New York SB. Corp., Camden, N.J.,   (4),   #291, 223671
1931 - Standard-Vacuum Transportation Co., New York
1935 - Socony-Vacuum Oil Co., Inc., New York
1938 - mid-body replaced
1947 - ESSO DELIVERY No. 11   Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey, Wilmington, Del.
1948 - Esso Standard Oil Co., Wilmington, Del.
1955 - ESSO THAMES    s/o
1960 - Humble Oil & Refining Co.  - s/o
1965 - YORKTOWN   Tangier Marine Transport Co., Inc., Wilmington, Del.  (Philadelphia)
Sold to Bethlehem Steel Corp. 1972 DLR 1991

The Miramar Ship Index for "HARTFORD SOCONY"
IDNo:
5108558
Year:
1924
Name:
HARTFORD SOCONY
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
21.04.1924
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
04.1924

Tons:
1199
Link:
-
DWT:
Yard No:
291
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
77.1
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
12.2
Builder:
New York SB
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Camden, NJ
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
2D-9

Subsequent History:
1947 ESSO DELIVERY No.11 - 1955 ESSO THAMES -
1965 YORKTOWN

Disposal Data:
Scrapped in 1972.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
223671
5108558
1924
HARTFORD SOCONY
1199
Standard Tptn Co.
223671
5108558
1924
ESSO DELIVERY No.11
1199
1947
Standard Oil Co (New Jersey)
223671
5108558
5108558
1924
ESSO THAMES
1199
1955
Esso Standard Oil Co.
223671
5108558
5108558
1924
YORKTOWN
1199
1965
Tangier Marine Tpt.

History :
Registry & Rig Information
Vessel Name:
HARTFORD SOCONY
Nationality
U.S.
Official Number:
223671
Rig:
Propeller

Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length:
252.75
Gross Tonnage:
1199.00
Vessel Width:
40.00
Net Tonnage:
753.00
Vessel Height
12.66
Hull Material:
Steel
Masts:
Hull Number:
00291

Builder Information
Place of Build:
Camden, NY
Builder:
New York Shipbuilding Corp.
Date of Build
1924

Name Changes
Vessel Name:
Date:
Registry
Official #
ESSO DELIVERY NO.11
1948 - 1955
U.S.
223671
ESSO THAMES
1955 - 1966
U.S.
223671
YORKTOWN
1966 - 1972
U.S.
223671

Ownership Changes
Owner Name
Date
Registry
Official #
Standard Transportation Co.
New York, NY U.S.
1924 - 1931
U.S.
223671
Standard-Vacuum Transportation Co.
New York, NY U.S.
1931 - 1934
U.S.
223671
Socony-Vacuum Oil Co.
New York, NY U.S.
1934 - 1947
U.S.
223671
U.S. Government
Washington, DC U.S.
1947 - 1948
U.S.
223671
Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey
New York, NY U.S.
1948 - 1955
U.S.
223671
Esso Standard Oil Co.
New York, NY U.S.
1955 - 1961
U.S.
223671
Humble Oil & Refining Co.
New York, NY U.S.
1961 - 1966
U.S.
223671
Tangier Marine Transport Co.
Philadelphia, PA U.S.
1966 - 1972
U.S.
223671

Rebuild History
Received new mid-body, 1938, by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Sparrows Point, MD. Received new engines, 1955. Tonnage change, 1950 (1235 gross - 744 net).

Disposition
Out of documentation, May/June, 1972.

History
Tanker in Great Lakes-New York State Barge Canal oil trade, 1924-1950's.