British Esso T2's

John Tremelling
1st August 2009, 11:12
Hello Gentlemen of Esso.

I am painting a 1200 Waterline T2 as an Esso Tanker, and naturally would wish to flag it British. I am unable to find if any T2's did sail under the Red Duster. Any info?

Failing that I shall paint it as US flagged Esso Worcester, formerly Multnoman. I have a decent photo of her, only one query, what colour were the decks? I seem to recall Boot Topping Red?

As a Trident Tanker Apprentice of the 60's I have fond memories of seeing T's, and associate them more with Esso and Mobil than any other company.

Thanks,

John T

John Tremelling
1st August 2009, 11:31
PS, Just found one in the photo gallery,

Esso Avonmouth, completed by Sun Shipbuilding in 1945 as Fort Massiac. Bought by Standard Oil in 1949 she became Esso Valparaiso; under the Panamanian flag until 1955 when renamed Esso Avonmouth. She remained under the British flag until 1960 then sold to Greek owners as Athlon. In 1962 she was rebuilt as a bulk carrier and lasted until 14 March 1975 when she arrived at Bilbao to be broken up.

Any other info welcome regarding this or any other British Esso T2's.

John T

callpor
2nd August 2009, 11:04
John,

Just taken a look in the Esso fleet history "Sailing Ship to Supertanker" and see that there were nine T" ships acquired by Anglo-American in 1946-47 all managed by Esso Transportation Company. Namely Esso Manchester; Esso Purfleet; Esso Fawley; Esso Cardiff; Esso Bristol; Esso Birmingham; Esso Glasgow; Cleveland; and Esso Avonmouth added in 1955. Esso Glasgow was probably the most welknown employed in UK coastal service from 1957 until scrapped in 1971. Chris Allport

janbonde
2nd August 2009, 15:30
There were another 6 in the early fifties they never had the Esso logo on the stack they were under th Panama flag,i sailed in two of them before I returned home to Canada They were the Steens Mountain,White River which I was on, also on the Lucky Star,Barren hills,Olympic Mariner,I cannot remember the sixth one

John Tremelling
2nd August 2009, 21:07
Esso Glasgow seems to be a good choice then Chris, must seek some photos.

Thanks to everyone for their help.

John T

price
3rd August 2009, 09:12
Esso Glasgow seems to be a good choice then Chris, must seek some photos.

Thanks to everyone for their help.

John T

For authenticity, you will require a photo of the Esso Glasgow pre 1957, she was lengthened and considerably altered in appearance in HW Belfast in that year.
Bruce.

John Tremelling
3rd August 2009, 09:30
Rules Esso Glasgow out then Bruce, I want to model one as it was when I went to sea, September 64. It will be a while before I need to decide, my start is USS Guadelupe, which I am stripping of its guns etc.

Thanks for the info,

John T

Cisco
3rd August 2009, 12:57
, I want to model one as it was when I went to sea, September 64.

John T

looks like you will have to go for a Caltex/Overseas Tankships one then. I'm pretty sure that by '64 they were, with the sole exception of Esso Glasgow, the only operator of T2s under UK flag.

torretta
3rd August 2009, 18:35
Take a look at Auke Visser's web site dedicated to Esso UK ships. Here are some links, and for some of the ships there are some detailed pictures. Here are some of the links:

Esso Cardiff: http://www.aukevisser.nl/uk/id252.htm
Esso Fawley: http://www.aukevisser.nl/uk/id242.htm
Esso Manchester: http://www.aukevisser.nl/uk/id223.htm
Esso Purfleet: http://www.aukevisser.nl/uk/id411.htm (some nice detailed pictures)
Esso Birmingham:http://www.aukevisser.nl/uk/id158.htm
Esso London:http://www.aukevisser.nl/uk/id191.htm

Regards,

John Tremelling
3rd August 2009, 19:57
Very useful, thanks.

John T

david fryer
21st December 2015, 15:41
I have a model "Esso Tanker the Glasgow which I will be building and sailing in the spring. The box photo isnt much different from photos of which there are plenty on the webb.
I sailed out of the Tyne 4th Sept 1970.on her without a cook. I sailed as cook and second cook and baker. the poor chap came up from the south coast and died on the ship that same morning, and for the shame of me I cant remember his name.

Robin Craythorn
21st December 2015, 16:52
'Airfix' did a model of Esso Glasgow
I was 2/O on Esso Glasgow Nov 1967 - Feb 1968

david fryer
21st December 2015, 18:40
The kit I have is Revell and by the looks of the picture on the front its before being stretched, but I wouldnt bet on it.You can still get the the models they are on Ebay occasionally, I spent two years and a few more asking ebay and wriying to companieis etc before getting one in Northern ireland

randcmackenzie
21st December 2015, 22:57
There were another 6 in the early fifties they never had the Esso logo on the stack they were under th Panama flag,i sailed in two of them before I returned home to Canada They were the Steens Mountain,White River which I was on, also on the Lucky Star,Barren hills,Olympic Mariner,I cannot remember the sixth one

Chisholm Trail?

David Campbell
23rd December 2015, 02:28
Chisholm Trail?

I was a Junior Engineer on the "Saguaro" 1953.

Built Swan Island, Kaiser Company, Portland, Oregon 1945. Esso Transportation 1947 to 1960.

Scrapped Kaosiung 1976

Chisholm Trail was BP Tankers.

R58484956
23rd December 2015, 15:41
Esso Glasgow ex Wauhatchie -47, 10727 tons. Built 1944 by Sun SB Co, Chester Pa. 506.5 x 68.2 x 39.2. Steam turbine connected to elec; motor and one screw shaft. DF,ESD,GyC, Radar code flags GTXC. Registered London to Esso Petroleum Co

Goto www.photoship.co.uk Page 13.

Joe Whelan
23rd December 2015, 16:08
CANNON BEACH . Esso T2. Sailed in her as 3rd engineer 1957.

sidsal
23rd December 2015, 17:39
Memories-memories -I was 2nd mate on most of the Esso T2s mentioned - that was in the late 40's/50s.

dave bonner
11th January 2016, 11:16
The kit I have is Revell and by the looks of the picture on the front its before being stretched, but I wouldnt bet on it.You can still get the the models they are on Ebay occasionally, I spent two years and a few more asking ebay and wriying to companieis etc before getting one in Northern ireland

Hi David,I too have a model of her(still in the box) bought it a couple of years back;nostalgic purchase for me! I sailed as deck boy on her sep.1955 to April 1956.several trips to Persian Gulf and Med.ports,New York,Aruba(west Indies),paid off Fawley.Always docked miles from anywhere ! Signed on trampships after that and saw more of the world ! dave bonner

rickzek
5th February 2016, 20:42
I have just finished a Revell model of the ESSO GLASGOW the detail of all the parts and the flags in the kit 1:400 are exceptional . The paint cost more than the kit No/ 05221 .

dave bonner
5th February 2016, 21:11
I have just finished a Revell model of the ESSO GLASGOW the detail of all the parts and the flags in the kit 1:400 are exceptional . The paint cost more than the kit No/ 05221 .
Well done,it's time I took my Revell kit out and started assembly(before the finer weather arrives) I need strong reading specs these days ! I remember buying the paint kit with the model- so, no excuses !

rickzek
5th February 2016, 22:36
If you are like me and have large fingers you need tweezers a good self supporting magnifying glass , a very small pair of scissors and a very sharp blade . The kit comes with a chose of ww11 guns or post war civi .The only things that let it down no prop or gangway. Tip bore all the holes for rigging and deck fittings before painting . Use cock tail sticks to force the cotton thread in the hole . Once each end of the rigging is tight break off the and paint over it . Good luck and enjoy.

rickzek
7th February 2016, 11:55
finished Esso Glasgow

JerryR
23rd April 2016, 21:14
Lovely job Rickzek, beautiful model of a great ship; I served on her in 1970 as 2nd Mate, a real classic.

dave bonner
23rd April 2016, 23:23
finished Esso Glasgow
Well done;I'm well on the way with my model but find the rigging hard going ! .Wondered about making a poly-carb case to protect it. I have a few black & white pics of her from the mid fifties, but don't know how to "send" them,can anyone help?

rickzek
26th April 2016, 18:51
You need a scanner and down load it in to a file on your computer . Then transfer
it to your post . Rick.