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T2-SE-A1
Built December 1942 by Sun Shipbuilding Company, Chester, Pennsylvania,
launced as "Vincennes" # 334, for U.S.M.C.
1950 - Esso Shipping Company, Wilmington, Del., USA
1956 - Panama Transport Co., Panama, PA
1961 - Panama Transport & Shipping Co. S.A., Panama, PA
1964 - Esso Transport & Shipping Co. S.A., Panama, PA
Broken up at Kaohsiung 1969, arrived 13.05.1969, work began in 08.1969.

Sisterships are "Esso Gettysburg", "Esso Washington", "Esso Wilmington",
"Esso Manhattan" and "Esso Paterson".
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "VINCENNES / ESSO NORFOLK"
IDNo:
2242640
Year:
1942
Name:
ESSO NORFOLK
Launch Date:
07.12.1942
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
12.1942
Flag:
USA
Keel:

Ton:
10169
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
274
Length overall:
159.6
Ship Design:
T2-SE-A1
LPP:
153.3
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Sun
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Chester, Pa
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-15

Subsequent History:
[ Launched as VINCENNES ]

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 13.05.1969.

ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
242640
2242640
1942
VINCENNES
10169
U.S. Govt.
242640
2242640
1942
ESSO NORFOLK
10169
1942
Standard Oil Co NJ.

 
"Esso Norfolk" ex. "Vincennes".
"Esso Norfolk" ex. "Vincennes".
 
"Esso Norfolk", launched as "Vincennes" in 1942, seen on the left and the "Esso Rochester"
in the middle at a harbour in the Gulf of Mexico.
 
"Esso Norfolk" ex. "Vincennes".
 
"Esso Norfolk" ex. "Vincennes", passing the Panama Canal, There were landslides into the canal at Gaillard Cut,
it was narrow ; only one ship at a time could transit and that was at a very slow speed
( Photo by Gary Lee Strong )
 
"Esso Norfolk" ex. "Vincennes", passing the Panama Canal.
( Photo by Gary Lee Strong )
 
"Esso Norfolk" ex. "Vincennes", passing the Panama Canal.
( Photo by Gary Lee Strong )