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 "Esso Washington" was launched as "Brandywine (I)".
The T2-SE-A1 tanker Esso Washington speeding for New York from Houston in June 1943. On a US Navy mission in the
Pacific in March 1945 she grounded on Parry Island, near the entrance to the lagoon of Eniwetok Atoll. Salvage attempts
were unsuccessful and so the ship was stripped of removable parts and equipment, and then abandoned.
"Esso Washington" refueling unknown USS navy-ship.

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 271. UMSC No. 329. Official nr. 242407.
Keel laid 27-02-1942. Launched 10-10-1942. Completed 31-10-1942. Gr. 10195 t., Net. 6373 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,23 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, Pittsburgh. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
Launched as BRANDYWINE-1942 for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA..
ESSO WASHINGTON-1942 for Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Additional Reports:
Reported Esso Washington grounded on a coral reef off Parry Island, near entrance to Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, voyage San Pedro -Eniwetok, naval fuel oil, salvage given up 27 May and wreck stripped. Crew rescued.