Built by The Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnr. 73. USMC nr. 1849. Official nr. 247389.
Keel laid 18-12-1944. Launched 08-02-1945. Completed 25-02-1945.Gr. 10470 t., Net. 6334 t., Dw. 16520 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,18 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Eliott & Company, Jeanette, Pennsylvania. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
VENTURA HILLS-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, San Francisco, California, USA.
VENTURA-1948 for Ventura Steamship Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
TUSCARORA-1955 for Tuscarora Corporation, Monrovia, Liberia.
WORLD TEMPEST-1956 for World Tempest Corporation, Monrovia, Liberia.
WORLD TEMPEST-1956 for Ajax Shipping Company Ltd., Piraeus, Greece.
Reported World Tempest sold to shipbreakers in Italy. Arrived La Spezia 24 Oct. 1965 to be broken up. [ part of her was made into a barge ]
S.S. Ventura Hills, Tanker, hull #73, keel laid 12/18/44, launched Feb. 8, 1945. Sponsor: Mrs Brantley M. Eubanks; matron of honor: Mrs. David C. Dunlap. In private operation under Liberian flag and renamed "World Tempest" in October, 1960. Scrapped Apezia, Italy 4/66.