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Fruitvale Hills
T2-SE-A1
Built September 1945 by The Marinship Corporation, Sausalito, California,
as "Fruitvale Hills" # 2714.
1947 - Trinidad Corp., Wilmington, Del. (New York)
1965 - SAN ANTONIO, s/o lengthened by replacement of bow and cargo section with new
forebody built by Newport News SB. & DD. Co., Newport News, Va.,
resulting vessel 14,831 grt,  594.0 x 74.2', delivered 12/1965
1981 - BORDEAUX, s/o, [Apex Oil Co., St. Louis]
Broken up at Brownsville 1984 by Consolidated Andy, Inc.,
arrived 13.04.1984.
( See photos below )
 The Miramar Ship Index for "FRUITVALE HILLS"
IDNo:
2248716
Year:
1945
Name:
FRUITVALE HILLS
Launch Date:
25.08.1945
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
09.1945
Flag:
USA
Keel:

Tons:
10385
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
92
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:
[ 1965 Lg & widened 14831 grt ] -
1965 SAN ANTONIO - 1981 BORDEAUX

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Brownsville 13.04.1984.

History:
ON  
ID  
Year
Name  
Tons  
Change  
Owner
248716
2248716
1945
FRUITVALE HILLS
10385
US Govt.
248716
2248716
1945
SAN ANTONIO
14831
1965
Trinidad Corp.
248716
2248716
1945
BORDEAUX
14831
1981
Apex Oil Co.

S. S. Fruitvale Hills, Tanker, hull #92, keel laid 6/12/45, launched Aug 25, 1945. Sponsor: Mrs. John J. Manning; matron of honor, Mrs. L. N. Moeller. In private operation under same name in October, 1960. 1965 sold commercial.

 
 "Fruitvale Hills".
 
 "Fruitvale Hills".
 
"Fruitvale Hills".
( Photo thanks to Harold E. Tartell )
 "Fruitvale Hills". Starboard view from front, place and date unknown.
( Photo Copyright Reserved )
 
"Fruitvale Hills".
( Photo thanks to Harold E. Tartell )
 
"Fruitvale Hills".
My father (Adolf Tolska) was in the US Merchant Marine Service during the war and also for a good many years afterward.
He also enjoyed playing with camera's and taking picture's. I am e-mailing you a few of the photos of the Fruitvale Hills, which
he sailed on as an engineer for the Trinidad Corp. post war. The Fruitvale made regular trips between Louisiana, Texas,
Aruba, Venezuela and Sewarren terminal on Staten Island, NY.
( Photo by Adolf Tolska, thanks to Tom Tolska )
 
"Fruitvale Hills".
( Photo by Adolf Tolska, thanks to Tom Tolska )
 
"Fruitvale Hills".
( Photo by Adolf Tolska, thanks to Tom Tolska )
 
"Fruitvale Hills".
( Photo Copyright W.T. Hubbard )
 
"San Antonio", ex. "Fruitvale Hills".
 
"San Antonio", ex. "Fruitvale Hills", at Malacca Straits, May, 1971.
( Photo Copyright Chris Howell )
 
"San Antonio", ex. "Fruitvale Hills", at Malacca Straits, May, 1971, almost identical as above.
 
"Bordeaux", ex. "San Antonio", ex. "Fruitvale Hills".
( Photo thanks to Diego Espinoza )
 
"Bordeaux", ex. "San Antonio", ex. "Fruitvale Hills", at Bordeaux - Port Sudan August 1982.
( Photo Copyright Andreas Schlatterer )