ESSO PURFLEET

ESSO PURFLEET

Postby MadMaxLab » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:50 am

Launched by Furness, Haverton Hill, 1/9/1966

Renamed: 83 PRIMA JEMIMA - 86 THITA PEGASUS - 87 RAINBOW - 87 DUBAI STAR - 91 EL MIURA - SICILY - 93 AFRICA

Adrift & wrecked Sarakiniko, Milos Is 17.12.03 & broke in two [Eleusis-India]


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Thames 1969


ESSO PURFLEET  APR 1970 .jpg
ESSO 'PURF' Tyne April 1970
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Re: ESSO PURFLEET

Postby teesships » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:56 pm

Albert Weller slides, Manchester Ship Canal, 12 July 1975:
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My own matching stern view on that same trip:
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Re: ESSO PURFLEET

Postby Hornbeam » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:10 am

The Purfleet was the first to have fully automated Ballast, Cargo handling valve systems, the Control Panel was in its own compartment at Deck Level below the Bridge and the Hornets Nest of pneumatic piping came out under the Catwalk to the various valves.
The Esso Purfleet was built at the same time as the Oil Rig was being constructed by the Furness Yard, I bear in mind when using the word constructed for the Oil Rig the argument that raged when Able obtained the American Vessels for scrapping and what he had permission to scrap and what others felt he had not. :|
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