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Belridge Hills
T2-SE-A1
Built June 1945 by The Marinship Corporation, Sausalito, California,
as "Belridge Hills" # 2538, for U.M.S.C.
1948 - MOSBAY,  A/S Mosvold Shipping Co. (Martin Mosvold), Farsund, NO
1952 - FURY, Cia. Naviera Acapulco S.A., Monrovia   [G. A. Embiricos], LI , 228
1953 - SUNBEAM, Golfo Sureno Cia. Naviera S.A., Monrovia, [do.]
1960 - converted to bulk carrier and lengthened by replacement of cargo section with new midbody built
by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Aioi,  resulting vessel 12,723 grt, 555.9 x 75.2',  delivered 12/1960
1964 - SOULI, Parnassos Shipping Corp., Monrovia
1970 - PACROVER, Pacific Coast Shipping Co., Monrovia  [Lasco Shipping Co., Portland, Ore.]
Foundered in a gale, 24 Dec 1972, abt. 800 miles south of Kodiak, in about 44.50 N-152.00 W,
voyage Vancouver - Yokohama, coal.
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "BELRIDGE HILLS"
IDNo:
2247943
Year:
1945
Name:
BELRIDGE HILLS
Launch Date:
12.05.1945
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
06.1945
Flag:
USA
Keel:

Ton:
10441
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
84
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

S. S. Belridge Hills, Tanker, hull #83, keel laid 3/22/45, launched May 12, 1945 Sponsor: Mrs. Thomas G. McGuire; matron of honor: Mrs. Joseph R. Shelver. In private operation under Norwegian flag and renamed "Mosbay" in October, 1960. Abandoned south of Kodiak, Alaska 12/24/72.

Subsequent History:
1948 MOSBAY - 1952 FURY - 1953 SUNBEAM -
[ 1960 Lg 12723 grt & converted to bulk carrier ] -
1964 SOULI - 1970 PACROVER

Disposal Data:
Foundered 44.50 N / 152.00 W 24.12.1972.

 Alaska's, worst all time shipping losses :

Date
Vessel Type
Name
Cause
Location
Number Lost
Dec 24, 1972
Liberian freighter
Pacrover
Sank
760 mi S of Kodiak
30 lost (all hands)

Alaskan Shipwreck Data
Searched by Name of Vessel
Sorted by Ship ID
Vessel
Date of Wreck
Where Lost
Cause of Wreck
Last Port
Desti-
nation
Length/
Tons
Sources
Pacrover
12/24/
1972
760 mi S of Kodiak Island
Lost at sea; 30 Korean officers and crew lost; all that was ever found were 4 overturned lifeboats, some debris, and an oil slick
Roberts Bank, BC
Japan
570'/
12,000 t
MCC II 149; AT/ADN

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
247943
2247943
1945
BELRIDGE HILLS
10441
U.S. Govt.
2247943
1945
MOSBAY
10441
1948
M. Mosvold
228
2247943
1945
FURY
10441
1952
G.A. Embiricos
228
2247943
1945
SUNBEAM
10441
1953
G.A. Embiricos
228
2247943
1945
SOULI
12723
1964
Parnassos Sg Corp.
228
2247943
1945
PACROVER
12723
1970
Lasco Sg Co.

 "Mosbay" ex. "Belridge Hills".
 
"Mosbay" ex. "Belridge Hills".
 
"Fury" ex. "Mosbay" ex. "Belridge Hills".
 
"Sunbeam", ex. "Fury" ex. "Mosbay" ex. "Belridge Hills".
 
"Sunbeam", ex. "Fury" ex. "Mosbay" ex. "Belridge Hills".
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