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ESSO International Tankers 1960-1969
Esso Balbao - (1962-1969)
See also : Lengthening and deepening of the Esso Balboa in 1963
 "Esso Balbao", at Howaldtswerke Hamburg (HWH) in the mid 1960s where she got a bulbous bow.
( Photo thanks to Helmut Groening )
"Esso Norwich", seen here as "Esso Balbao", was build in 1959, for Esso Petroleum Co., London,
by Arsenal de Brest.
( Photo thanks to Alberto Garcia )
Measurements : 771 feet 3 inches (loa) x 90 feet 5 inches breadth, 30,187 Gt.
Became in 1962 "Esso Balbao", for Esso Transport & Shipping Co., Inc., Panama..
1963 Lengthened and Deepenend. 30,197 GRT, 50,500 DWT
1969 Sold as "Eland" (Oil Transportation Co., Inc., (Liberia)).
1971 Renamed as "Eressos" (same).
1974 Renamed as "Messenger" (same).
01.1975, Arrived Kaoshiung for breaking up.
 
"Esso Norwich", seen here as "Esso Balbao" in B&W.
 
"Esso Balbao".

Additional information :

Name :
ESSO  NORWICH - 1959
Build at :
Arsenal de Brest : Brest : # 227
For :
Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. GREAT BRITTAIN
Type
Tanker
Propulsion :
1 Steam Turbine DR. - 16½ knots
Tonnage :
 23997 GT - 35724 DWT
Dimensions ( Loa x Lbp x B x H x D ):
210.3 mtr x 201.2 mtr x 27.6 mtr x ? Mtr
History
1962 ESSO BALBOA (Panama Tpt. & Tanker Co. PA)
1963 Lengthened to  235.0/225.9 : 30187gt : 50500dw.
1965 (Esso Tpt. & Sg. Co. PA)
1969 ELAND (Oil Tpt. Co. PA)
1970 ERESSOS (Oil Tptn. Co. Inc. PA)
73 MESSENGER (s/o)
BU Yun Shen Steel & Iron : Kaohsiung : Ar. 7 Jan. 1976