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Esso Bayonne (I) - (1937-1953)
See also : NAVY FUEL CARRIER
See also : Convoy Routes Esso Bayonne during WW 2
The first SS "Esso Bayonne" became an important fueler in the Pacific war theatre.
Sold in 1953 as "New York Trader". Sold in 1956 as "Lord Howard".
Scrapped in 1964.
Sisterships are "Esso Boston", "Esso Bayway", "Esso Houston", "Esso Montpelier" and "Esso Concord".
The tanker "Esso Bayonne", constructed by the Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company
for the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, is fitted with two Foster Wheeler water tube
boilers, each of which is fired with three Todd "Hex-Press" air registers. Originally these
burners were of the standard mechanical pressure atomizing type, which recently were
changed over to the new Todd variable capacity type.
Ship Report for "ESSO BAYONNE"
1953 NEW YORK TRADER - 1956 LORD HOWARD
Scrapped at Castellon 29.04.1964.
Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
ESSO BAYONNE - 1937 USA 1ST (aft)(13)
7,698 GRT for Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey, Wilmington, Del., 440.0 x 66.8
Tanker build by Federal SB. & DD. Co., Kearny, N.J., (9), #143, 236723
1950 - Esso Shipping Company, Wilmington, Del.
1953 - NEW YORK TRADER, American Trading & Production Corp., Baltimore
1956 - LORD HOWARD, Calvert Tankers Corp., Monrovia [American Trading & Production Corp.], LI, 845
Sold while laid up at Mobile (since 11.1958) to Pinto Island Metals Co., Mobile, resold March 1963 to Spain,
Broken up at Castellon 1964, arrrived 29.04.1964 in tow.