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"Esso Bridgeport", ex. "Spirit Lake".
"Marine Texan", ex. "Esso Bridgeport", ex. "Spirit Lake", re-built as a chemical tanker,
laid up in Pt. Arthur, october 1984.
( Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus )
"Marine Texan", ex. "Esso Bridgeoprt", ex. "Spirit Lake".
( Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus )
"Marine Texan", ex. "Esso Bridgeoprt", ex. "Spirit Lake".

History :
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama.
Yardnumber 335. UMSC No. 2060. Off. nr. 247563.
Keel laid 22-01-1945. Launched 20-03-1945. Completed 26-04-1945. Gr. 10172 t., Net. 6423 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 11,93 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
SPIRIT LAKE-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Mobile, Alabama, USA.
ESSO BRIDGEPORT-1947 for Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
ESSO BRIDGEPORT-1950 for Esso Shipping Company, Delaware, USA.
ESSO BRIDGEPORT-1960 for Humble Oil & Refining Company, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
MARINE TEXAN-1963 for Marine Sulphur Carriers Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Marine Texan lengthened and widened and converted into molten sulphur carrier in 1964 by replacement of bow and cargo section with new forebody built by Alabama Drydock & Shipbuilding Company, Mobile, Alabama. Delivered Jan. 1964.
New Dimensions 25 Tanks, 184.3 / 178.0 x 24.0 m, 10065 grt / 23402 dwt.
Reported Marine Texan sold to ship-breakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung 2 May 1988 in tow to be broken up. [ By Chi Shun Hua Steel Company Ltd. ]