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Sullom Voe

Capt, Bob Spanswick with the old 'Chriannie' not to sure about the spelling of the tugs name .

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could be the the Ex esso greenwich or Esso Reading. they were sold to jp knight then christiani neilsen lots of names from being the esso boats
 

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found some more details:
Ex: 1954 ESSO READING, 1966 SILVERCLAD, 1971 KOKODA, 1977 CHRIANIE IV
Sistership: ESSO GREENWICH
Registered: LR56-57:59473 /LR60-61:60298
(GBR)ON 186011
77 GRT,
Lxoxa(75'0"x19'8"x8'3.1/2")
Machinery:1 scr, diesel 2tew 5cyl Crossley, 550bhp-634kW

1953: Built by "W.J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd" at Northwich (GBR) (YN 886)
1954 -xx/01: delivered to "Esso Petroleum Co Ltd" at London (GBR)(GBR flag, regd London, ON 186011)
1966: To "Silvertown Services Lighterage Ltd" at London (GBR), renamed SILVERCLAD
1971: To "J.P. Knight Ltd" at London (GBR), renamed KOKODA
1974: To H.G. Pounds
1974: resold to "South Ocean Services Ltd" (K. Ratcliffe) at Portsmouth (GBR)
1977: To "Christiani & Nielsen" (GBR), renamed CHRIANIE IV
1982: shipped to the Far East Singapore or "West Indies" ??
fate unknown
 

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About ESSO GREENWICH :
1980 : In Newhaven as METREC
1980 : Bought by the Greek shipping company Peter Bouzegregos Towage Ltd.
Tug had been reengined with 6 cylinder Ruston 6VGBXM 720 Bhp retaining her MWD 4 reverce reduction
gear , while wheel house has been changed , and renamed LACON.
1986: Sold to Pagassitikos Shipping where is operating until today , under same name and port of registry remains
Piraeus Port

Peter Bouzegregos
 

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