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Whittier Hills
See also : Building the "Whittier Hills" - Part - 1 & Building the "Whittier Hills" - Part - 2 & Building the "Whittier Hills" - Part - 3

T2-SE-A1
Built February 1945 by The Marinship Corporation, Sausalito, California, as "Whittier Hills" # 1847, for U.M.S.C.
1948 - National Bulk Carriers, Inc., Wilmington, Del. [Daniel K. Ludwig]
1955 - ALMENA, Pan-Atlantic Steamship Corp., Wilmington, Del. - fitted with platform deck for containers
1960 - U. S. Tankers Corp. (Marine Carriers Corp.), Wilmington, Del. (New York) - platform deck removed
Broken up at Hirao, Oct. 1964.
( See photo below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "WHITTIER HILLS"
IDNo:
2247291
Year:
1945
Name:
WHITTIER HILLS
Keel:
27.11.1944
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
20.01.1945
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
02.1945

DWT:
16613
Yard No:
71
Length overall:
159.6
Ship Design:
T2-SE-A1
LPP:
153.3
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Marinship Corp.
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Sausalito
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-15

Subsequent History:
1955 ALMENA

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Hirao 10.1964.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
247291
2247291
1945
WHITTIER HILLS
10441
U.S. Govt.
247291
2247291
1945
WHITTIER HILLS
10441
1948
National Bulk Carriers Inc.
247291
2247291
1945
ALMENA
10441
1955
Pan-Atlantic SS Corp.
247291
501207
2247291
1945
ALMENA
10441
1960
U.S. Tankers Corp.

Source : The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday, April 18th, 1946.
 Tanker Able To Resume Voyage
The American tanker Whittier Hills, which was adrift 300 miles east of the Brisbane River entrance on Tuesday night, is now on its way to Sydney under its own power.
The ocean-going tug which was sent to the tanker's assistance developed engine trouble and returned to Sydney for repairs. It set out again at 5 a.m. yesterday.

The Sydney agents of the tanker, the Vacuum Oil Co. Pty. Ltd., received radio messages yesterday that the Whittier Hills had resumed the voyage to Sydney at 2 a.m. on one boiler and expected to clean the salt out of the other boiler to-day, when it could proceed at full speed.
The tug assistance was, therefore, recalled.

"Almena" ex. "Whittier Hills".