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 "Esso Purfleet", ex. "Ridgefield".
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"Esso Purfleet", ex. "Ridgefield".
"Esso Purfleet", ex. "Ridgefield".
 "Esso Purfleet", ex. "Ridgefield".
"Esso Purfleet" in 1947, when she was flagged into the UK fleet.
( Photos thanks to Martin Palmer-Felgate )
          Front view.                                                          View to the rear.

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 442. UMSC No. 1746. Official nr. 246182.
Keel laid 23-03-1944. Launched 07-07-1944. Completed 22-07-1944. 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.
RIDGEFIELD-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
ESSO PURFLEET-1947 for Anglo-American Oil Company Ltd., London, Great Britain
Additional Reports:
ESSO PURFLEET-1951 for Esso Petroleum Company Ltd., London, Great Britain
Additional Reports:
Reported Esso Purfleet sold to shipbreakers in Belgium. Arrived Willebroek, Belgium 23 Aug. 1963 to be broken up. [ By Scrappingco S.A. ]