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See also : Launch ceremony S.S. Wauhatchie & Painting "Esso Glasgow" & Rebuilt of the "Esso Glasgow"

"Esso Glasgow" was build in 1944 as "Wauhatchie" for Socony Vacuum and was renamed
and sold in 1947 to Esso UK. All photos showing her after her rebuilding in 1956.
Seen here in the location of Avonmouth, Bristol, UK.
1956 a new mid-section was built by Harland & Wolff to allow her to carry a greater number of products simultaneously.
This 310 foot section was fitted in April 1957. On 3 January 1967 Esso Glasgow suffered explosions followed by
a fire while at Fawley and was repaired at Rotterdam.
( Photo Copyright Chris Howell )
 "Esso Glasgow", ex. "Wauhatchie" at Bremerhaven, Germany dating ca. 1954.
( Photo Copyright K. Schemkes/DSM )
"Esso Glasgow", ex. "Wauhatchie". ( See restyled wheelhouse ! )
      ( Photo & Copyright Chas Betts )
"Esso Glasgow" ex. "Wauhatchie".
"Esso Glasgow" ex. "Wauhatchie".
"Esso Glasgow" ex. "Wauhatchie".
( Painting by Olaf Rahart, Maritime Painter )
This painting is a cover on a box of the model kit of the "Esso Glasgow", bij REVELL.
This model-kit, can also be used for other T2-tankers !!!!
Waterline ( Ballast) model, scale 1 : 400. Kitnumber : 05221 Oil Tanker "(Esso) Glasgow".
"Esso Glasgow" ex. "Wauhatchie".
"Esso Glasgow" ex. "Wauhatchie".
"Esso Glasgow" ex. "Wauhatchie".
"Esso Glasgow" ex. "Wauhatchie".

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 452. UMSC No.1772. Official nr. 246907.
Keel laid 05-08-1944. Launched 14-11-1944. Completed 27-11-1944. Gr. 10297 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 Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, Pittsburgh. 7240 B.h.p.,5401 kW.Speed 15 knots.26 Tanks.
WAUHATCHIE-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
ESSO GLASGOW-1946 for Anglo-American Oil Company Ltd., London, Great Britain.
ESSO GLASGOW-1951 for Esso Petroleum Company Ltd., London, Great Britain.
Additional Reports:
Reported Esso Glasgow lengthened and widened in 1957, cargo section replaced at Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast.
New dimensions unchanged, old cargo section broken up at Faslane by Shipbreaking Industries, Ltd.
Reported Esso Glasgow sold to shipbreakers in Spain. Arrived Bilbao 18 Jul. 1971 to be broken up. [ By Hierros Ardes ]

Maritime Administration Cards: