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Phantom Hill
In September 1949, the tanker "Merrimac" ex. "Phantom Hill", ran aground on Dixon's Rock, Nova Scotia.
She was carrying a cargo of 14,000 tons of gasoline. She was rescued by "Foundation Josephine".
On the photo the "Foundation Josephine" hauls "Merrimac".
"Merrimac", ex. "Phantom Hill".
"Barbara", ex. "Merrimac", ex. "Phantom Hill", New York harbor.
( Photo thanks to Edward O. Clark )
"Barbara", ex. "Merrimac", ex. "Phantom Hill", New York harbor.
( Photo thanks to Edward O. Clark )
"Julie", ex. "Barbara", ex. "Merrimac", ex. "Phantom Hill".
( Photo Copyright Marc Piche )
"Mount Julie", ex. "Julie", ex. "Barbara", ex. "Merrimac", ex. "Phantom Hill".
( Photo copyright F.R. Sherlock )
"Mount Julie", ex. "Julie", ex. "Barbara", ex. "Merrimac", ex. "Phantom Hill".
( Private collection )

History :
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama.
Yardnumber 344. UMSC No. 2617. Off. nr. 248079.
Keel laid 07-04-1945. Launched 07-06-1945. Completed 24-07-1945. Gr. 10172 t., Net. 6423 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 11,93 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
PHANTOM HILL-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Mobile, Alabama, USA.
MERRIMAC-1947 for North American Shipping & Trading Company, New York, USA.
MERRIMAC-1955 for US Government, New York, USA.
BARBARA-1957 for Commerce Tankers Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
JULIE-1972 for Plaza Shipping Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
MOUNT JULIE-1973 for Navegacion Granada S.A., Panama.
MOUNT JULIE-1975 for Compania Maritima Sfakia S.A., Panama.
Additional Reports:
Reported Barbara lengthened in 1963 by fitting of new mid-body section built by Soc. Española de Const. Naval, Cadiz, fitted by Bethlehem Steel Co., SB. Div., Baltimore, Delivered Apr. 1963.
New Dimensions 30 Tanks,189.0 / 182.7 x 22.9 m, 15148 grt / 26688 dwt.
Reported Mount Julie sold to shipbreakers in South Korea. Arrived Inchon 10 Apr.1976 to be broken up. Work began 28 Apr. 1976. [ By Ssang Yong Trading Company Ltd. ]