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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.                                     "Esso Purfleet" Fotoflyte photo.

          Front view.                                                          View to the rear.
( Photos thanks to Martin Palmer-Felgate )

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 Adm. (Marine Transport Lines Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, under GAA)
RIDGEFIELD-1946a Transferred to Reserve Fleet, for Lay-up, Lee Hall, Virginia.
RIDGEFIELD-1946b Keystone Shipping Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, under GAA.
ESSO PURFLEET-1947 for Anglo-American Oil Company Ltd., London, Great Britain
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.]