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Santa Fe Hills
See also : Maritime Administration Cards: Santa Fe Hills
Built April 1945 by The Marinship Corporation, Sausalito, California,
as "Santa Fe Hills" # 2534, for U.M.S.C.
1945: “Santa Fe Hills”, U.S. War Shipping Administration, San Francisco.
1948 "Esso Amsterdam", Petroleum Industrie Mij., 's Gravenhage.
1952 "Esso Amsterdam", Esso Tankvaart Mij., 's Gravenhage.
1959 “Moelv”, Thorvald Klaveness & Co. A/S., Oslo, Norway.
1960 Scrapped.
Additional information :
1959, Sold to Norway for use as an electricity generating plant. Renamed MOELV. December 17, 1959,
turbines exploded and disintegrated while in use as a generating station at Gothenburg. Constructive
Total Loss. Sold. February 13, 1960, left Gothengurg in tow of tug ENGLISHMEN, bound for shipbreakers.
February 19, 1960, towrope parted during gale in the North Sea, vessel adrift. Tug later reconnected tow.
February 22, 1960, arrived Blyth and scrapped the following month.
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "SANTA FE HILLS"
IDNo:
2247709
Year:
1945
Name:
SANTA FE HILLS
Launch Date:
08.04.1945
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
04.1945
Flag:
USA
Keel:

DWT:
16613
Yard No:
80
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

Owner as Completed:
U.S.War Sg Administration, San Francisco

Subsequent History:
1948 ESSO AMSTERDAM - 1959 MOELV

Disposal Data:
Explosion at Gothenburg 17.12.1959 & scrapped at Blyth 22.02.1960.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Name change
Main Owner
247709
2247709
1945
SANTA FE HILLS
10441
U.S.Govt
2247709
1945
ESSO AMSTERDAM
10441
1948
Petroleum Industrie Mij
2247709
1945
MOELV
10441
1959
T. Klaveness

S. S. Santa Fe Hills, Tanker, hull #80, keel laid 2/19/45, launched April 8, 1945. Sponsor: Mrs. Richard G. Grambow; matron of honor. Mrs. Francis W. (Margaret M.) Bongartz. Name changed to "Moelv" - scrapped Blythe, England May, 1960.

 The Armed Guard Crew of the SS "Santa Fe Hills", excluding the radiomen
"Esso Amsterdam" ex. "Santa Fe Hills".
 
"Esso Amsterdam" ex. "Santa Fe Hills".
"Esso Amsterdam" ex. "Santa Fe Hills".
"Esso Amsterdam" ex. "Santa Fe Hills".
Painting of the "Esso Amsterdam" ex. "Santa Fe Hills".