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Smoky Hill
"Smoky Hill".
Looking up Smoky Hill on your Site. I see the photo shows her anchored in Table Bay , and in British
Tanker Company colours. During the late '40's I was an apprentice on board and we did several trips
to San Lorenzo, near to Buenos Airies. We always managed to have a few day's in Capetown on the
pretext of having engine repairs attended to.
Regards, Mike Weller.
"Smoky Hill".
( Photo collection D. Sutton )
 "Smoky Hill".
 "Smoky Hill".

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 88. UMSC No. 1945. Off. nr. 246496.
Keel laid 15-07-1944. Launched 26-08-1944. Completed 23-09-1944. Gr. 10448 t., Net. 6285 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 8,99 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
SMOKY HILL-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
SMOKY HILL-1947 for British Tanker Company Ltd., London, Great Britain.
SMOKY HILL-1956 for BP Tanker Company Ltd., London, Great Britain.
MARIPOSA II-1958 for Mariblanca Navegacion S.A., A & D Chandris, Monrovia, Liberia.
Additional Reports:
Reported Mariposa II sold to shipbreakers in Spain. Arrived, Castellon, 30 jan 1965 to be broken up. Work began Jul.1965. [ By Isaac Manuel Varela Davilillo ]