TEXAS TRADER - New York, N.Y., U.S.A.       Call sign - KIYN     IMO number - 5108742     Owner - Fourth Attransco Tanker Corp., U.S.A.

Location - Photographed while she was underway at New Orleans, U.S.A.     Photograph Date - 19 October 1991
Photographer - Rene Beauchamp - (Willem VanMaanen's collection)     Added to archive - 21 Feb 2003     Last updated - 21 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid -
  Launched -
  Delivered - January 1957

  (a) Esso Washington - U.S.A. (1973)
  (b) Exxon Washington - U.S.A. (1990)
  (a) Texas Trader - U.S.A.

  Beached at Alang on 26 May 1994 for scrapping
  Scrap price - $120.00/ldt or $1,541,000 (US)

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Oil tanker
  Gross tonnage - 19,733
  Net tonnage - 11,993
  Deadweight tonnage - 41,590
  L.O.A. - 217.94 meters (715'0")
  L.B.P. - 208.80 meters (685'0")
  Width overall - 28.43 meters (93'3")
  Width moulded - 28.35 meters (93'0")
  Draught - 11.85 meters (37'7")
  Depth - 14.81 meters (48'7")

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company
  Country - Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.
  Hull number - 520
  Engine builder - Newport News SB & DD Co.
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - steam turbine
  Horsepower - 26,500 shp (19,492 kW)
  Speed - 19.5 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, managers, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* Esso Washington's owner in 1969 was Humble Oil & Refining Company, U.S.A.
* Exxon Washington's owner in 1988 was the Exxon Transportation Company, U.S.A. (Exxon Shipping Company)
* Texas Trader's owner in 1992 was the Fourth Attransco Tanker Corporation, U.S.A. (American Trading Transportation Copmany)
* Retired from service and sold for scrapping early in 1994
* 23 May 1994 she anchored off Alang, India
* 26 May 1994 she was beached
* 3 August 1994 work on cutting the hull down for scrap was started by crews at the Lalchan Zain & Sons yard

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society

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