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ESSO International Tankers 1940-1949
Esso Wheeling - (1947-1948)

 
"Esso Wheeling", ex. "Bemis Heights".
( Photo thanks to Alberto García )
Built September 1944 by Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Company, Mobile, Alabama,
as "Bemis Heigths" # 1511, for U.M.S.C.
1947 - ESSO WHEELING, Standard Oil Company (New Jersey), Wilmington, Del.
Wrecked 5 Nov 1948, on a reef off Quoin Point, South Africa, broke in two,
voyage Santos - Abadan, in ballast.

The Miramar Ship Index for "BEMIS HEIGHTS"
IDNo:
2246420
Year:
1944
Name:
BEMIS HEIGHTS
Launch Date:
23.08.1944
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
19.09.1944
Flag:
USA
Keel:

DWT:
16613
Yard No:
303
Length overall:
159.6
Ship Design:
T2-SE-A1
LPP:
153.3
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Alabama DD
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Mobile
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-15

Owner as Completed:
U.S. War Sg Administration, Mobile

Subsequent History:
1947 ESSO WHEELING

Disposal Data:
wrecked off Quoin Point 05.11.1948.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Name change
Main Owner
246420
2246420
1944
BEMIS HEIGHTS
10172
U.S. Govt.
246420
2246420
1944
ESSO WHEELING
10172
1947
Standard Oil Co., NJ