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Puente Hills
"Puente Hills".
( Photo thanks to Harold E. Tartell )

History :
Built by The Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnr. 74. USMC nr. 2095. Official nr. 247423.
Keel laid 30-12-1944. Launched 17-02-1945. Completed 28-02-1945. Gr. 10441 t., Net. 6249 t., Dw. 16615 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,18 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Eliott & Company, Jeanette, Pennsylvania. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
PUENTE HILLS-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, San Francisco, California, USA.
MICHAEL-1948 for J.M. Carras Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
MICHAEL-1961 for Mayflower Steamship Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Michael sold to shipbreakers in Italy. Arrived Trieste 28 Jun. 1962 to be broken up. Work began 15 Nov. 1962. [ By Sidemar S.p.A. ]

S.S. Puente Hills, Tanker, hull #74, keel laid 12/30/44, launched Feb 17, 1945. Sponsor: Mrs. Bertrand O. Macomber; matron of honor; Mrs. Leonard F. Danforth. Sunk 5/52; raised and recommissioned 11/52. In provate operation with name changed to "Michael" in October, 1960. Scrapped Trieste , Italy 11/62.