An aerial view of the Latchford Lock of the Manchester Ship Canal, photographed about 1960. Taken from a 1960's German illustrated book, depicting Great Britain and Ireland.
An Esso tanker is entering the lock. It is apparently the motor tanker ESSO PLYMOUTH (6837 GRT / 3967 NET), launched on 9 Jan 1936 as COMANCHEE (II) by John Brown & Co., Ltd., Clydebank, yard number 544, and completed in March 1936 for the Anglo-American Oil Co., Ltd., Glasgow. In 1950 sold to Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd., Glasgow and renamed Esso Plymouth. She was placed for disposal in 1962 and on 13 Aug 1962 arrived at Grimstad to be broken up by Norsk Skipsopphugnings Co.