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Signal Hills

T2-SE-A1
Built February 1945 by The Marinship Corporation, Sausalito, California,
as "Signal Hills" # 1848, for U.M.S.C.
10,441 GRT for U. S. War Shipping Administration, San Francisco, Calif.   504.0 x 68.2
Tanker built by Marinship Corp., Sausalito, Calif. (2/45)  #72 247350
1948 - HENRY M. DAWES, Sabine Transportation Co., Inc., Baltimore, Md.
1963 - GUADALUPE, s/o cargo section replaced with mid-body from SAN FRANCISCO,
ex- Esso Chattanooga, 10.380 grt, at Alabama DD. & SB. Co., Mobile
1978 - lengthened, widened and deepened by new forebody and cargo section, built by
Alabama DD. & SB. Co., Mobile, 17,985 grt,  683' 7" (l.o.a.),  74' 0" (beam).
Broken up at Alang 2001 by Vijay Ship Breaking Corp., arrived 21.11.2001.
( See photos below )
 The Miramar Ship Index for "SIGNAL HILLS"
IDNo:
2247350
Year:
1945
Name:
SIGNAL HILLS
Launch Date:
30.01.1945
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
02.1945
Flag:
USA
Keel:

Tons:
10441
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
72
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:
1948 HENRY M. DAWES -1963 GUADALUPE -
[ 1978 Lg, widened & deepened 17985 grt ] -

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Alang 21.11.2001.

History:
ON  
LR/IMO  
ID  
Year
Name  
Tons  
Change  
Owner
247350
2247350
1945
SIGNAL HILLS
10441
US Govt.
247350
2247350
1945
HENRY M. DAWES
10441
1948
Sabine Tptn Co.
247350
2247350
1945
GUADALUPE
10380
1963
Sabine Tptn Co.

SS Signal Hills, Tanker, hull #72, keel laid 12/7/44, launched Jan 30, 1945. Sponsor: Mrs Clarence Mayhew. In private operation with name changed to "Henry M. Dawes" in October, 1960. 6/63 Guadalupe. Scrapped at Alang 21.11.2001.

 
"Henry M. Dawes"., ex. "Signal Hills".
( Photo thanks to Angela Goins )
 "Guadalupe", ex. "Henry M. Dawes", ex. "Signal Hills".
 
"Guadalupe", ex. "Henry M. Dawes", ex. "Signal Hills", before the 1978 conversion.
 
"Guadalupe", ex. "Henry M. Dawes", ex. "Signal Hills", photo taken in 2001, Port Arthur, Texas.
The ship was laid up at the time.
( Photo Copyright Carey Akin )
 
"Guadalupe", ex. "Henry M. Dawes", ex. "Signal Hills".
( Photo Copyright Barry Brickstock )
 
"Guadalupe", ex. "Henry M. Dawes", ex. "Signal Hills".
( Photo Copyright Harry Stott )
 
"Guadalupe", ex. "Henry M. Dawes", ex. "Signal Hills".
( Photo thanks to Mike Cotting )
 
"Guadalupe", ex. "Henry M. Dawes", ex. "Signal Hills".
( Photo Copyright William Schell )
 
"Guadalupe", ex. "Henry M. Dawes", ex. "Signal Hills".
( Photo Copyright David Boone )
 
"Guadalupe", ex. "Henry M. Dawes", ex. "Signal Hills", at Port-Said, November 26th 1999.
( Photo Copyright Yvon Perchoc )
 "Guadalupe", ex. "Henry M. Dawes", ex. "Signal Hills", at Galveston Bay, 1993.
( Photo Copyright Harry Stott )