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Name: ESSO EXETER
Type: Tanker
Launched: 05/01/1955
Completed: 07/1955
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 137
Dimensions: 17527grt, 10186nrt, 26675dwt, 628.0 x 82.9 x 32.6ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, DR geared to a single shaft, 13750shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Turbine Company, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 186261
History:
07/1955 Esso Petroleum Co Ltd, London
1968 Western Oil Transport Co Inc, Monrovia; renamed GOOD HOPE
1971 Amerada Hess Shipping Corporation, Monrovia
09/1982 Broken up
Comments: 07/09/1982: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up by Chien Yung Enterprise Co Ltd


Above photo copyright of Brian Dodd