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 "Esso Reading" ex. "Tampico" seen here at Cape Town South Africa.
 "Esso Reading" ex. "Tampico" in San Juan river, June 1950.
( Esso photo )
"Esso Reading" ex. "Tampico".
 "Tampico" ex. "Esso Reading" ex. "Tampico" at Boston, 1966.
( Photo Copyright W. Schell )
"Tampico" ex. "Esso Reading" ex. "Tampico".
 "Tampico" ex. "Esso Reading" ex. "Tampico".
"Tampico" ex. "Esso Reading" ex. "Tampico".
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"American Hawk", ex. "Tampico" ex. "Esso Reading" ex. "Tampico".
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"American Hawk", ex. "Tampico" ex. "Esso Reading" ex. "Tampico".
( Photo Copyright Marc Piche )
 "American Hawk", ex. "Tampico" ex. "Esso Reading" ex. "Tampico".
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History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 398. UMSC No. 1755. Official nr. 246344.
Keel laid 02-05-1944. Launched 10-08-1944. Completed 28-08-1944. Gr. 10296 t., Net. 6236 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,31 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
TAMPICO-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
ESSO READING-1946 for Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
ESSO READING-1950 for Esso Shipping Company, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
ESSO READING-1960 for Humble Oil & Refining Company, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
TAMPICO-1961 for Maryland Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
TAMPICO-1962 for Mathiasen's Tanker Industries Inc, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
AMERICAN HAWK-1976 for American Foreign Steamship Company, New York, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Tampico lengthened and widened by replacement of cargo section with new midbody section built in 1962 by Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen, Denmark.
New Dimensions 193.1 / 186.9 x 22.9 m, 15709 grt / 27344 dwt.
Reported American Hawk sold to shipbreakers in Pakistan. Arrived Gadani Beach 3 Sep. 1982 to be broken up. Work Began 24 Nov. 1982. [ By Achmed Mercantile Ltd. ]