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La Brea Hills
See also : More photos "Austin", ex. "La Brea Hills"

T2-SE-A1
Built March 1945 by The Marinship Corporation, Sausalito, California,
as "La Brea Hills" # 2096, for U.M.S.C.
1948 - Trinidad Corp., Wilmington, Del.  (New York)
1962 - AUSTIN, s/o,lengthened by replacement with new cargo section built by Iino
SB. & Eng. Co., Ltd., Maizuru, fitted by Maryland SB. & DD. Co., Baltimore,
resulting vessel 15,354 grt,  614.8 x 75.2'  dlvd. 08/1962.
1982 - VOUVRAY, s/o, [ 1981 - Apex Oil Co., St. Louis ]
Broken up at Gadani Beach 1982 by Zulfiqar Metal Industries, Ltd.,
arrived Karachi 08.07.1982 for delivery, work began 30.08.1982.
( See photos below )
 The Miramar Ship Index for "LA BREA HILLS"
IDNo:
2247455
Year:
1945
Name:
LA BREA HILLS
Launch Date:
24.02.1945
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
03.1945
Flag:
USA
Keel:

Ton:
10441
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
75
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:
[ 1962 Lg 15354 grt ] - 1962 AUSTIN - 1982 VOUVRAY.

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Gadani Beach 08.07.1982.

History:
ON  
LR/IMO
ID  
Year
Name  
Tons  
Change  
Owner
247455
2247455
1945
LA BREA HILLS   
10441
U.S. Govt.
247455
2247455
1945
AUSTIN
15354
1962
Trinidad Corp.
247455
2247455
1945
VOUVRAY
15354
1982
Apex Oil Co.

S. S. La Brea Hills, Tanker, Hull #75, keel laid 1/8/45, launched Feb 24, 1945. Sponsor: Mrs. Walter Gee; matron of honor: Mrs. Harry Freese. In private operation under same name in October, 1960. Scrapped Hamburg Germany 5/7/70.

 
"La Brea Hills".
 
"Austin", ex. "La Brea Hills".
( Photo Copyright Marc Piche )
 
"Austin", ex. "La Brea Hills".
( Photo Copyright Dale G. Elhardt )
 
"Austin", ex. "La Brea Hills".
( Photo Copyright Dale G. Elhardt )