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Cobble Hill
"Stanvac Melbourne" was build in 1945, as "Cobble Hill", by Sun S.B. & D.D. Co., Chester, Pa., Yardnumber # 484.
In 1947 she became "Stanvac Melbourne", scrapped in 1960.
"Stanvac Melbourne" ex. "Cobble Hill", passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge late 1940's.
( Photo copyright Marine Photography MPBH, Sidney )

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 484. UMSC No.2439. Official nr. 247759.
Keel laid 23-01-1945. Launched 02-05-1945. Completed 12-05-1945. Gr. 10297 t., Net. 6236 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,31 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, Pittsburgh. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
COBBLE HILL-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
STANVAC MELBOURNE-1947 for Oriental Trade & Transportation Company Ltd., London, Great Britain
STANVAC MELBOURNE-1960 for Socony-Vacuum Transportation Company Ltd., London, Great Britain
Additional Reports:
Reported Stanvac Melbourne sold to shipbreakers in India. Arrived Bombay Mar.1960 to be broken up. [ By Vishwa Seyhog ]