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History

Following the discovery of oil in Pennsylvania in 1859, the oil industry in the USA came to be dominated by John D. Rockefeller and his partners. The Standard Oil Company was founded on 18 January 1870 and within a decade controlled 94% of American refining capacity. Standard Oil of New Jersey established the Anglo-American Oil Company in London in 1888 and its first tankers, the 'Bayonne' and 'Manhattan' were delivered the following year.

The name 'Esso' was first used to market products in the 1920's but it wasn’t until after WW2 that the name was adopted for the subsidiary companies themselves and began appearing as a prefix to the ship’s names. After the 'Exxon Valdez' disaster the 'Exxon' and 'Esso' prefixes to ships’ names disappeared to be replaced by 'S/R', indicating Sea River Maritime, the ship-owning division of Exxon.

The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey became Exxon in 1972 and in 1999 joined with Mobil to form Exxon-Mobil Corporation. Mobil had originally been another Standard Oil affiliate, the Standard Oil Company of New York.

Ships

Vessel Company Vessel Launched/Completed Tonnage DWT Builder
Esso Abingdon No Info
Esso Amsterdam Esso Tankvaart Moats N.V. No Info 1945?
Esso Amsterdam Esso Tankvaart Moats N.V. Tanker 1,561,154 CuFt 1960. Yard No: 796 Gross: 23953 Net: 12492 35985 C. Van der Giessen & Zonen Scheeps Werven N.V. Krimpen
Esso Antwerp Esso Belgium N.V. Tanker 3,079,000 CuFt 1967 Gross: 42094 Net: 25539 76209 Akers MV A/S Oslo
Esso Appalachee Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 708,554 CuFt 14/02/1942. Yard No: 341 Gross: 9819 Net: 5939 14852 Furness S.B. Co. Ltd. Haverton Hill - on - Tees
Esso Arhus Dansk Esso A/S Tanker 1,218,344 CuFt Sept 1956. Yard No: 137 Gross: 16865 Net: 10071 26350 Odense Staalskibvaert A/S Odense
Esso Australia No Info
Esso Avonmouth Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 792,660 CuFt Aug 1945. Yard No: 473 Gross: 10729 Net: 6299 16455 Sun SB & DD Co. Chester. Pensylvania
Esso Bahamas Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 1,202,000 CuFt 1971 Gross: 17958 Net: 11208 30610 N.V. Boelwerf S.A. Tamise
Esso Baltic No Info
Esso Barcelona No Info
Esso Bataan Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 996,000 CuFt 1970 Gross: 13154 Net: 7966 21116 Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries K.K. Japan
Esso Bayonne Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 1,325,000 CuFt 1974 Gross: 17211 Net: 10513 29121 Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries K.K. Japan
Esso Bedford No Info 1930?
Esso Belfast No Info 1930?
Esso Bermuda No Info 1949?
Esso Birmingham Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 792,660 CuFt 1944. Yard No: 397 Gross: 10727 Net: 6234 16476 Sun SB & DD Co. Chester. Pensylvania
Esso Boca Grande No Info
Esso Bombay No Info
Esso Bonn Esso A.G. Esso Tankschiff Tanker 1,072,200 CuFt 1973 Gross: 126192 Net: 9962 252653 A. G. Weser, Bremen
Esso Boston No Info 1960?
Esso Bourgogne Esso Standard Soc. Anon. Fracaise Tanker 1,797,000 CuFt 1959 Gross: 25420 Net: 14737 39250 Chantiers de l' Allantique, St, Nazaire
Esso Bretange Esso Standard Soc. Anon. Fracaise Tanker 1,923,000 CuFt 1971 Gross: 127777 Net: 98512 251100 Chantiers de l' Allantique, St, Nazaire
Esso Bridgeport No Info 1947?
Esso Bristol Anglo-American Oil Co. Ltd. Tanker 792,660 CuFt Sept 1944. Yard No: 399 Gross: 10521 Net: 6160 16470 Sun SB & DD Co. Chester. Pensylvania
Esso Bristol Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 1,575,756 CuFt June 1958. Yard No: 920 Gross: 23972 Net: 12883 35800 Howaldtswerke A.G. Hamburg
Esso Brixham No Info
Esso Brussels Esso Maritime (Belgium) Tanker 1,966,000 CuFt 1960 Gross: 26843 Net: 16255 40800 Kockums MV. A/B Malmo
Esso Burlington Humble Oil & Refining Co. Tanker 792,660 CuFt May 1943. Yard No: 249 Gross: 10496 Net: 6375 16647 Alabama D.D. & SB Co.
Esso Cadillac No Info
Esso Caernarvon No Info
Esso Callunda Dansk Esso A/S Tanker 785,900 CuFt 1974 Gross: 13502 Net: 7859 22333 Hitachi SB & E Co. Ltd. Mukaishima
Esso Cambridge Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 1,287,000 CuFt Sept 1954. Yard No: 1231 Gross: 17524 Net: 10236 26609 Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. Birkenhead
Esso Cardiff No Info 1945?
Esso Cardiff Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 2,116,000 CuFt May 1963. Gross: 31676 Net: 17106 50836 Nederlandshe Dok & Scheepsbouw Moats, Amsterdam
Esso Cheyenne Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 705,370 CuFt May 1942. Gross: 9798 Net: 5783 14822 Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd. Sunderland
Esso Chile Panama Transport & Tanker Co. Tanker 2,230,000 CuFt 1957. Yard No:1822 Gross: 23352 Net: 14162 35515 Cantieri Riuni dell Adriatico, Monfalcone
Esso Chittagong No Info 1981?
Esso Clyde Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 846,000 CuFt 1972 Gross: 12317 Net:6870 20449 Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. Birkenhead
Esso Colombia No Info 1955?
Esso Colon No Info
Esso Coventry Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 1,538,000 CuFt July 1959. Gross: 23720 Net: 12752 36030 Cantieri Riuni dell Adriatico, Monfalcone
Esso Cristobal Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 2,229,000 CuFt 1957 Gross: 29139 Net: 18922 52348 Mitsibushi Heavy Industries Ltd. Nagasaki Japan
Esso Dakotah Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 37,408 CuFt 16/04/1942. Yard No: 440 Gross: 784 Net: 344 870 Grangemouth Dockyard Co. Ltd
Esso Dalriada Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 10,700,000 CuFt 1973 Gross: 125331 Net: 98667 254965 Kockums MV. A/B Malmo
Esso Danmark No Info
Esso Den Haag No Info 1963?
Esso Deutschland Esso Tankschiff Rederi G.M.b.H. Tanker 1,443,000 CuFt 1976 Gross: 203869 Net: 161194 415020 Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. Sakaide. Japan
Esso Dover Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 25,869 CuFt March 1961. Yard No: 536 Gross: 490 Net: 200 556 J. Bolson & Son Ltd. Poole
Esso Dublin No Info
Esso Dusseldorf Esso Tankschiff Rederi G.M.b.H. Tanker 1,261,000 CuFt 1954 Gross: 17514 Net:10154 26774 A. G. Weser, Bremen
Esso Edinburgh Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker Jan 1933. Gross: 3699 18050 F. Krupp AG. Kiel
Esso Emden Esso Tankschiff Rederi G.M.b.H. Tanker 71,169 CuFt 1959 Gross: 998 Net: 498 D.W. Kremer Sohn, Elmshorn
Esso Europa Esso Tankschiff Rederi G.M.b.H. Tanker 1,443,000 CuFt 1969 Gross: 126321 Net: 99252 249922 A. G. Weser, Bremen
Esso Europoort No Info 1970?
Esso Exeter Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 1,286,922 CuFt 05/01/1955. Yard No: 137 Gross: 17527 Net: 10186 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd. Newcastle
Esso Fawley No Info
Esso Fawley No Info Gross: Net:
Esso Flame No Info
Esso Flandre No Info
Esso Frankfurt Esso Tankschiff Rederi G.M.b.H. Tanker 1,286,715 CuFt 1955 Gross: 17395 Net: 10107 26743 A. G. Weser, Bremen
Esso Fulham Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 215,333 CuFt May 1945. Yard No: 4442 Gross: 4352 Net: 2039 5572 Bethlehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard Inc. Maryland
Esso Ghent No Info 1959?
Esso Glasgow Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 791,898 CuFt Dec 1944. Yard No: 452 Gross: 10721 Net: 6121 16473 Sun SB & DD Co. Chester. Pensylvania
Esso Gippsland No Info 1972?
Esso Gothenburg Dansk Esso A/S Tanker 1,299,425 1956. Yard No: 775 Gross: 18013 Net: 10376 27000 C. Van der Giessen & Zonen Scheeps Werven N.V. Krimpen
Esso Greenville No Info 1944?
Esso Hafnia Dansk Esso A/S Tanker 912,000 CuFt 1974 Gross: 13502 Net: 7859 22353 Hitachi SB & E Co. Ltd. Mukaishima
Esso Halifax No Info 1973?
Esso Hamburg Esso Tankschiff Rederi G.M.b.H. Tanker 129,013 1955. Yard No: 679 Gross: 17419 Net: 10094 26650 Deutsche Werft AG. Hamburg
Esso Hampshire Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 3,564,872 CuFt May 1962. Gross: 48995 Net: 30394 85175 Verolme Dok & Schisb N.V. Rosenburg, Rotterdam
Esso Horizon Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 2,006,530 CuFt Oct 1959.Yard No: Gross: 26351 Net: 16354 43649 Kockums MV. A/B Malmo
Esso Hull No Info 1936?
Esso Humber Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 996,000 CuFt 1969 Gross: 13265 Net: 7915 21118 Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries K.K. Japan
Esso Hythe No Info 1959?
Esso Interamerica Esso Transport Co. Ltd. Tanker 899,000 CuFt 1969 Gross: 12994 Net: 7906 21104 Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries K.K. Japan
Esso Inveritchen No Info
Esso Ipswich Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 74,020 CuFt Nov 1960. Yard No: 710 Gross: 1103 Net: 525 1570 J. L. Thompson & Sons. Ltd. Sunderland
Esso Italia Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 11,005,000 CuFt 1972 Gross: 117260 Net: 102354 249708 Italcantieri S. p. A. Monfalcone
Esso Inverness No Info
Esso Inverpool Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 37,008 CuFt May 1925. Yard No: 708G. Gross: 685 Net: 281 960 Harland & Wolff Ltd. Govan
Esso Invertyne Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 12,150 CuFt Oct 1920. Gross: 259 Net: 111 308 Henry Scarr Ltd. Hessle, Yorkshire
Esso Jersey No Info
Esso Jurong No Info 1959?
Esso Kobe Esso Transport & Tankers Inc. Tanker 894,000 CuFt 1968 Gross: 12000 Net: 7107 21034 Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries K.K. Japan
Esso Kure No Info 1970?
Esso Lambeth Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 248,109 CuFt Sept 1943. Yard No: 13 Gross: 4352 Net: 2110 5400 Barnes-Duluth SB Co. Ltd. Duluth. Minnesota
Esso Lancashire Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 3,470,000 CuFt Oct 1962. Gross: 49397 Net: 33703 85002 Kockums MV. A/B Malmo
Esso Liege No Info 1960??
Esso Lima No Info
Esso Linden No Info
Esso Liverpool No Info 1921?
Esso Liverpool Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 1,573,572 CuFt Nov 1959. Yard No: 1841 Gross: 23720 Net: 12752 360000 Cantieri Riuni dell Adriatico, Monfalcone
Esso London No Info
Esso Lorraine Esso Standard Soc. Anon. Fracaise Tanker 2,286,000 CuFt 1961 Gross: 320111 Net: 19778 48424 Chantiers de l' Allantique, St, Nazaire
Esso Lyndhurst No Info
Esso Madrid No Info 1976?
Esso Malacca No Info
Esso Manchester No Info 1944?
Esso Memphis No Info
Esso Mersey No Info 1972?
Esso Milford Haven No Info
Esso Munchen No Info 1956?
Esso Nagasaki Esso Transport & Tankers Inc. Tanker 9,960,000 CuFt 1969 Gross: 12995 Net: 7906 21103 Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries K.K. Japan
Esso Nagoya Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 897,000 CuFt 1973 Gross: 12805 Net: 7578 22349 Hitachi SB & E Co. Ltd. Mukaishima
Esso Nassau No Info 1972?
Esso Nederland No Info 1955?
Esso Newcastle No Info
Esso Newcastle Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 212, 000 CuFt Dec 1963. Gross: 31685 Net: 16959 51306 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd. Newcastle
Esso New York No Info 1950?
Esso Nordica No Info 1964?
Esso Norwich Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 1,577,842 CuFt May 1959. Yard No: 227 Gross: 23977 Net: 12927 42928 Arsenal de Brest
Esso Nyborg No Info 1945?
Esso Ottawa No Info
Esso Oxford Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 225,000 CuFt Dec 1953. Yard No: 1230 Gross: 17512 Net: 10223 26647 Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. Birkenhead
Esso Pembrokeshire No Info
Esso Penang Esso Transport Co. Ltd. Tanker 996,000 CuFt 1969 Gross: 13265 Net: 7915 21118 Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries K.K. Japan
Esso Penzance No Info 1971??
Esso Peru Panama Transport & Tanker Co. Tanker 225,000 CuFt 1958 Gross: 29139 Net: 18922 52312 Mitsibushi Heavy Industries Ltd. Nagasaki Japan
Esso Philippines No Info 1964?
Esso Plymouth No Info 1936?
Esso Poole No Info
Esso Port Dickson No Info 1968?
Esso Portland No Info 1944. USA
Esso Preston No Info
Esso Purfleet No Info 1947?
Esso Purfleet No Info 1967?
Esso Rochester No Info
Esso Roma No Info
Esso Salisbury No Info
Esso Saint John No Info
Esso San Francisco No Info
Esso Scranton Humble Oil & Refining Co. Tanker 792,660 CuFt 1944. Yard No: 414 Gross: 10565 Net: 6391 16283 Sun SB & DD Co. Chester. Pensylvania
Esso Severn No Info
Esso Shimizu No Info 1973?
Esso Sirius Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker Dec 1953. Yard No: 1228 Gross: 11301 Net: 6504 16645 Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. Middlesbrough
Esso Skandia Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 10,712,000 CuFt 1970 Gross: 112763 Net: 97366 254011 Odense Staalskibvaert A/S Odense
Esso Slagen Petrolea A/S Tanker 780,000 CuFt 1968 Gross: 11059 Net: 6050 18500 Lindholmens Varv. A/B Gothenburg
Esso Southampton No Info
Esso Spain Standard Tankers (Bahamas) Co. Ltd. Tanker 3,881,640 CuFt 1962 Gross: 53423 Net: 33971 89350 Howaldtswerke A.G. Hamburg
Esso Stuttgart Esso Tankschiff Rederi G.M.b.H. Tanker 2,144,299 CuFt 1958. Yard No: 924 Gross: 31017 Net: 18010 50420 Howaldtswerke A.G. Hamburg
Esso Suwannee No Info
Esso Tampa No Info 1975?
Esso Temby No Info
Esso Tioga No Info
Esso Torino No Info
Esso Treieste No Info
Esso Tsing-yi No Info
Esso Tynemouth No Info
Esso Venezia La Colombia Soc. Marittima Per Azioni Tanker 105,000 CuFt 1955. Yard No: 237 Gross: 14991 Net: 8888 21710 Cantieri Navali Riuniti Ancona. Italy
Esso Wandsworth Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 248,109 CuFt 1943 Gross: 4325 Net: 2039 5549 Barnes-Duluth SB Co. Ltd. Duluth. Minnesota
Esso Westminster No Info
Esso Woolston Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 54,000 Feb 1958. Yard No: 751 Gross: 856 Net: 369 1285 Henry Scarr Ltd. Hessle, Yorkshire
Esso Worcester No Info
Esso Wilhelmshaven Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 3,465,000 CuFt 1970 Gross: 113752 Net: 98746 249864 A. G. Weser, Bremerhaven
Esso Yokohama Esso Asia Services Inc. Tanker 996,000 CuFt 1969 Gross: 12994 Net: 7906 21117 Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries K.K. Japan
Esso York Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. Tanker 1,286,922 CuFt April 1955. Yard No: 136 Gross: 17542 Net: 10252 26675 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd. Newcastle
Esso Zurich No Info 1965?

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