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Esso Spain

I took this at Fawley (Soton) late 60s/early 70s.
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Thanks to Zelo 1954 for clue...
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Esso Spain -Standard Tankers Bahamas
1962 53423 tgr
blt Howaldtswerke Hamburg
262m x 38m
b/up Kaosiung 23-11-77
from Miramar.

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One of the Panamanians - tell by the Esso on the bows. I think it's Esso Libya or Esso Spain. Since I cannot see the forard part properly I'd have to add Esso Austria to the mix too. My pick is Esso Spain but that's just on livery.
 

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Good news........many thanks! (Thumb)

I have checked my old books and it is Esso Spain.
not the other two.
 

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You must have been keeping an eye on Hamble and Fawley about the same time I was. At the time I was living in Portsmouth. The first time I went I got a train from Cosham (north Portsmouth) to Hamble Halt and walked down from there. I recall (one always does the first time) Esso El Salvador and World Guidance at Fawley.
Eventually I realised the best way to go was over the Gosport Ferry, bus to Hill Head, and then walk along the cliffs. I think that's where this photo was taken from.
 

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Happy days then....I was working in London but visiting my folks who were retired
on the Isle of Wight. I always took a trip by Red Funnel (car ferry) from
East Cowes to Southampton with my camera ready. Not a world cruise but very enjoyable.I didnt take many shots but today they seem special ships!.
 

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