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Built February 1945 by The Marinship Corporation, Sausalito, California,
as "MidwayHills" # 1846, for U.M.S.C.
1948 - CHRYSS JANE, Cape Horn Steamship Corp., New York [Orion Shipping & Trading Co.]
1953 - National Phoenix Industries, Inc., New York
1955 - C. & C. Super Corp., New York
1956 - HESS MARINER, Colonial Steamship Corp., New York [Orion Shipping & Trading Co.] leased to Hess, Inc.
11961 - Hess Tankship Co., Wilmington, Del. [Hess Oil & Chemical Corp., Perth Amboy, N.J.]
Holed by engine room explosion, 1 Oct 1961, approx. 110 miles east of Jacksonville, Fla.,
voyage Houston - Perth Amboy, N.J., broke in two and sank next day.
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "MIDWAY HILLS"
1948 CHRYSS JANE - 1956 HESS MARINER
Explosion & fire 106 nm E Jacksonville on 1.10.1961, broke in two & sank on 2.10.1961
[ Voyage Houston-Perth Amboy ].
"Chryss Jane", ex. "Midway Hills".
( Photo Skyfoto )
"Hess Mariner", ex. "Chryss Jane", ex. "Midway Hills".
( Photo Copyright William A Scheld )