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M/T ESSO CHESAPEAKE
Pictured as: the Chesapeake (Interstate Oil) Photo from: Hooper Collection

Built in 1954, by St. Louis Ship Incorporated of St. Louis, Missouri (hull #1279) as the Esso Chesapeake for the Esso Shipping Company of Wilmington, Delaware.

In 1965, she was acquired by Interstate Oil Transportation Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Where the vessel was renamed as the Chesapeake.

She was a shallow draft unit that was acquired with the intention of serving small, shallow draft terminals and tributaries of the Delaware River, and Chesapeake Bay.

In 1977, the unit went out of documentation. Her current, and or final disposition is unknown.


  • Vessel Name: M/T ESSO CHESAPEAKE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 268700
  • Vessel Service: TANK SHIP
  • IMO Number: 5107152
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1279
  • Ship Builder: ST. LOUIS SHIP
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Length: 63.1
  • Hull Depth: 12.0
  • Hull Breadth: 39
  • Gross Tonnage: 777
  • Net Tonnage: 456
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Esso Chesapeake, Chesapeake
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Esso Shipping Co., Interstate Oil Transportation Co.