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Photographer:Allan RO [View profile]Title:Esso ScotiaAdded:May 17, 2008
Photo Category: Tankers built before 1970
69 / 127,158gt / 253,962dwt (GBR) [tcr] [c/s : GZJG]

owner : Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd.

built : A.G. 'Weser', Bremerhaven, DEU
yd # : 1370
L - 31;03:1969, D - 07:1969

sold Taiwanese breakers and arrived Kaohsiung 06:06:1981

photo : Southampton Water, 23:04:1973
photo : © Dr. Allan Ryszka-Onions 1973/2008

I just loved this class with their huge bulbous bows....................pity they were only around for just over 10 years.........
Vessel Identification
Name:Esso Scotia
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tanker
Gross tonnage:127,158 tons
Summer DWT:253,962 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1969
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Allan RO on May 17, 2008 13:53 (12 years ago)
Hi Tomas

All these supertankers that proliferated in the late 60's/early 70's were killed off by OPEC hiking the price of for the bulbous bow, you'll have to ask a naval architect - its someting to do with easing the way through the water and reducing viscous flow thus giving better fuel consumption (I think). Most ships have them now (bit like winglets on airplane wings) - but these were enormous and I would have thought caused more water resistance than less, especially when in ballast.

Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on May 17, 2008 12:59 (12 years ago)
Yeah, do you know why they had such short lives? And how is that for an enormous bow! Newer seen bigger ever, i think
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