Originally Posted by sidsal
Memories-memories -I was 2nd mate on most of the Esso T2s mentioned - that was in the late 40's/50s.
Better late than never. I came across the site www.aukevisser.nl/inter-2/id473.htm
and this site is about Esso T3 tankers and if you persevere to the end you will find a photo of a box boat conversion of the Esso Los Angeles, that ship was converted to SeaLand's 30 ft. containers which finally had to give way to TEU's. I joined the ship in Jurong dry dock in Singapore in 1989 where 2 of them were having the hold cell guides, hold bulkheads and the hatch covers converted to 20, 40, and 45 ft. configuration. Re-named Sea Adventure and Sea Pioneer they were quite handy ships and were used as feeders on the Rotterdam - Med run, also took part in Desert Storm.
I left in 1993 so Esso T3 tankers were still going strong although you may not have recognised them.