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Esso Ponce - (1956-1959)
First mate Jose Ramon Mutiozabal, in front of the "Esso Ponce".
( Photo thanks to his grandson Ramon Alvarez Mutiozabal )
Additional information :
Built June1945 by The Kaiser Company, Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon, as "Grants Pass" # 2421, for U.M.S.C.
1947 - Lanmore Co., Inc., Panama (New York), PA.
1948 - Grants Pass Corp., Panama [Nomis Corp., Pittsburgh / Cosmopolitan Shipping Co., New York].
1956 - ESSO PONCE, Panama Transport Co., Panama.
1959 - RION, Alta Shipping Corp., Panama [Anthony D. & Dimitri A. Manthos].
converted to bulk carrier and lengthened by replacement of cargo section with new midbody built by
Harima Zosen K.K., Aioi, resulting vessel 12,813 grt, 555.9 x 75.2', delivered, 08.1959.
1961 - DREPANON, s/o.
1968 - PACTRADER, Trans-Pacific Shipping Co., Panama [Lasco Shipping Co., Portland, Ore.].
1975 - SHIRLEY, Honeywell Navigation Corp., Ltd., Panama [W. H. Eddie Hsu, Taipei].
Broken up at Kaohsiung 1979 by Chi Young Steel Enterprise Co., Ltd., arr. 01.04.1979,
work began 12.05.1979