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Champion's Hill
See also : Christening- & Launch ceremony SS "Champion's Hill"

"Esso London" ex. "Champion's Hill".
( Photo collection Morten Bjørndalen )
"Esso London" ex. "Champion's Hil"l at Fawley.
"Esso London" ex. "Champion's Hill" at Fawley.
"Esso London" ex. "Champion's Hill".

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 451. UMSC No. 1769. Official nr. 246832.
Keel laid 27-07-1944. Launched 03-11-1944. Completed 15-11-1944. 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.
CHAMPION HILLíS-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
ESSO LONDON-1946 for Anglo-American Oil Company Ltd., London, Great Britain.
ESSO LONDON-1951 for Esso Petroleum Company Ltd., London, Great Britain.
Additional Reports:
Reported Esso London sold to shipbreakers in Yugoslavia. Arrived, Split 19 Jun. 1958 to be broken up. [ By Sveti Kajo, Brodospas ]