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ESSO CHARLESTON - 1938 USA 1ST (aft)(12)
7,949 GRT for Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey, Wilmington, Del., 445.4 x 64.2
Tanker build by Bethlehem SB. Corp., Ltd., Sparrow's Point, Md. (10), #4309, 237933
1950 - Esso Shipping Company, Wilmington, Del.
1953 - POSEIDON, Tramp Shipping & Oil Transportation Corp., Wilmington, Del.
1956 - Pioneer Shipping Corp., Ltd., Monrovia, LI 755
1956 - YAMSOUF, Tramp Ships, Ltd., Haifa, IS
1959 - Cargo Ships El-Yam, Ltd., Haifa [Maritime Overseas Corp., New York]
Broken up at La Spezia 1963 by Cantiere di Portovenere S.p.A.,
arrived 01.11.1963, work began in 12.1963.
The Miramar Ship Index for "ESSO CHARLESTON"
1953 POSEIDON - 1956 YAMSOUF
Scrapped at La Spezia 01.11.1963. ( by Cantiere di Portovenere S.p.A. )
Sisterships are R. W. Gallagher, Esso Baton Rouge, Esso Baltimore, and Esso Nashville.
The SS "Esso Charleston" on February 13, 1944, bound from New York and Norfolk for Gibraltar and Casablanca.
Destroyer maneuvres into position alongsid fueling vessel to get an "oil transfusion", an operation in which the
"Esso Charleston" and her companion ships of the Esso fleet became adept.