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Germantown / Esso Paterson
See also : Explosion on the "Esso Paterson" - 1956

After discharging at Glasgow, Scotland in June 1943, the "Esso Paterson" is homeward bound,
to load cargo for the Mediterranean theater of War. She was launched as "Germantown".
Sold 11.1961: Converted to a partial containership/chemical carrier by Bethlehem Steel Co,
Baltimore, Md (9,141 grt, 14.438 tdw). Renamed "Carbide Texas City".
"Esso Paterson", during the war.
"Esso Paterson".
"Esso Paterson".
( Photo thanks to Dave Martin )
"Carbide Texas City", ex. "Esso Paterson", ex. "Germantown".

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 272. UMSC No. 330. Official nr. 242532.
Keel laid 27-02-1942. Launched 11-11-1942. Completed 30-11-1942. Gr. 10169 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 General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
Launched as GERMANTOWN-1942 for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA..
ESSO PATERSON-1942 for Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
ESSO PATERSON-1950 for Esso Shipping Company, , Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
ESSO PATERSON-1960 for Humble Oil & Refining Company, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
CARBIDE TEXAS CITY-1961 for Union Carbide Corporation, Marine Transport Lines Inc., New York, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Carbide Texas City converted by Bethlehem Steel Co., SB. Div., Baltimore to partial chemical tanker, carrying containers in holds and on deck, 1961.
New Dimensions 18 Tanks, 9141 grt / 14438 dwt.
Reported Carbide Texas City sold to shipbreakers in USA. Arrived Brownsville 21 may 1979 to be broken up. Work completed 27 Jul. 1979. [ By Brownsville Steel & Salvage Company ]