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Spring Hill
After fhe fire.
The fire-gulted tanker, Spring Hill, as she looked when brought into Todd Shipyards Corporalion's Brooklyn
division after collision last February with tanker Pan Clio in Upper New York Bay.
After repairs.
Virtually a new ship, the lanker is ready to leave the Brooklyn shipyard after extensive repairs, completed
40 days ahead of schedule, make good the damage caused by the collision and fire.

Source : Pacific Marine  Review, Volume 42, July 1945.
Burnt-Oul Tanker Repaired
Back in service 40 days ahead of the time estimated for repairs, the 16,000 ton tanker Spring Hill, blasted and scared from stcm to stern by exploding gasoline after a collision with another tanker in Upper New York Bay last February, left Todd Shipyards Corporationls Brooklyn division, virtually a new ship.
In the disaster, the second worst in New York harbor since the war began,19 lives were lost and 122 crew members injured, and it was feared the Spring Hill would be a total loss.
At Todd, the fore and aft sections of the spar deck were completely rebuilt, all piping, valves and fittings were renewed, about 6000 feet of cable was installed and tested, and much of the ship's electrical equipment was replaced. Crew and officer quarters were extensively renovated.
Exhaustive tests were made of the main engines, and necessary overhaul completed. The ship now has new
rigging on the fore and main masts, new life rafts and boats. Six of her original lifeboats were rebuilt, the entire vessel painted inside and out, and her guns removed and sent to the Navy yard for repair before being reinstalled.
At the time of the collision, the Government-owned Spring Hills was anchored about 1000 yards of Staten Island. She had 120,000 barrels of high-octane gasoline in her tanks, the greater part of which was saved, due to the successful use of firefighting foam, shot into the burning ship by city fireboats and Coast Guard vessels.

"Gulfhaven" ex. "Spring Hill".
 "Gulfhaven" ex. "Spring Hill".
"Gulfhaven" ex. "Spring Hill".
"Gulfhaven" ex. "Spring Hill".
"Gulfhaven" ex. "Spring Hill".
( Photo The Baltimore Sun )
"Gulfjaguar", ex. "Gulfhaven" ex. "Spring Hill".
( Photo The Baltimore Sun )
"Gulfjaguar", ex. "Gulfhaven" ex. "Spring Hill".
 "Burgan", ex. "Gulfjaguar", ex. "Gulfhaven" ex. "Spring Hill" at Tenerife 1967.

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 428. UMSC No. 1776 Official nr. 246972,
Keel laid 24-08-1944. Launched 30-11-1944. Completed 12-12-1944. Gr. 10297 t., Net. 6236 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,31 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, Pittsburgh. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
SPRING HILL-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
GULFHAVEN-1947 for Gulf Oil Corporation, Philadelphia, USA.
GULFJAGUAR-1958 for Blackships Inc., Gulf Oil Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
BURGAN-1972 for Afran Transport Company, Monrovia, Liberia.
Additional Reports:
Reported Gulfjaguar lengthened and widened in 1958 by replacement of cargo section with new mid-body by Maryland Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, Baltimore, Maryland.
New Dimensions 174.3 / 168.1 x 22.9 m, 12652 grt / 21110 dwt, work completed Jan. 1958.
Reported Burgan sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung 23 Nov. 1975 to be broken up. Work began 16 Jan. 1976. [ By Nang Feng Steel Company Ltd. ]