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Esso Potomac - (1955-1963)
See also : Esso Delivery No. 12 - (1948-1955)

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Coastal Tanker POTOMAC ex ESSO POTOMAC-63, ex ESSO DELIVERY No.12-55, ex COLONIAL BEACON-48 (1224/27).
Built by Sun Ship Building & Dry Dock Company, Chester. Yard No: 105.
Taken on the Rio Guayas in the 80 ties. Owned by NAVIPAC S.A., Guayaguil.
( Photo by Marcus Berger )

Additional information :

COLONIAL BEACON - 1927   USA   2M (aft)     (8½)
1,224 GRT for Beacon Oil Company, Boston    246.2 x 40.1
Tanker vuild by Sun SB. & DD. Co., Chester, Pa.   (6)     #105     226701
1931 - Colonial Beacon Oil Co., Boston, USA
1948 - ESSO DELIVERY No. 12,  Esso Standard Oil Co., New York,USA
1955 - ESSO POTOMAC, s/o
1960 - Humble Oil & Refining Co., Wilmington, Del.
1963 - POTOMAC, Tangier Marine Transport Co., Wilmington, Del.  (Philadelphia)
1968 - So. American & Central American Petroleum & Chemical Corp., Panama  [Petroleum Heat & Power Co., Philadelphia],  PA
1969 - Hemisphere (Carol), Ltd., Panama  [Hemisphere Associates, Inc., New York]
1972 - Caribem Investment Co., Ltd., Guayaquil [Ernesto Escobar Pallares, Nassau], EC
1972 - Navipac, S.A., Guayaquil  [Ernesto Escobar Pallares]          
Reported 1992, broken up at Callao.

Additional information :

Registry & Rig Information
Vessel Name:
COLONIAL BEACON
Nationality
U.S.
Official Number:
226701
Rig:
Propeller

Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length:
246.16
Gross Tonnage:
1224.00
Vessel Width:
40.00
Net Tonnage:
727.00
Vessel Height
14.50
Hull Material:
Steel
Masts:
Hull Number:
00105

Builder Information
Place of Build:
Chester, PA
Builder:
Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.
Date of Build
1927

Name Changes
Vessel Name:
Date:
Registry
Official #
ESSO DELIVERY NO. 12
1948 - 1955
U.S.
226701
ESSO POTOMAC
1955 - 1963
U.S.
226701
POTOMAC
1963 - 1968
U.S.
226701
POTOMAC
1968 - 1971
PANAMA
POTOMAC
1971
ECUADOR

Ownership Changes
Owner Name
Date
Registry
Official #
Beacon Oil Co. (MA) Everett, MA U.S.
1927 - 1931
U.S.
226701
Colonial Beacon Oil Co. Everett, MA U.S.
1931 - 1948
U.S.
226701
Esso Standard Oil Co. New York, NY U.S.
1948 - 1960
U.S.
226701
Humble Oil & Refining Co. New York, NY U.S.
1960 - 1963
U.S.
226701
Tangier Marine Transport Co. Philadelphia, PA U.S.
1963 - 1968
U.S.
226701
William F. Norton Wilmington, DE U.S.
1968 - 1968
U.S.
226701
South American & Central American Petroleum & Chemical Corp.
Panama
1968 - 1971
PANAMA
Bergeron Machine Panama
1971 - 1971
PANAMA
Cabibem Investment Co., Ltd. Guayaquil, Ecuador
1971 - 1981
ECUADOR
Navipac S.A. Guayaquil, Ecuador
1981
ECUADOR

Rebuild History
Tonnage change, 1952 (1228 gross - 804 net). Tonnage change, 1981 (1224 gross - 804 net).