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Bemis Heights
"Esso Wheeling", ex. "Bemis Heights".
( Photo thanks to Alberto García )

History :
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama.
Yardnumber 303. UMSC No. 1511. Off. nr. 246420.
Keel laid 24-05-1944. Launched 23-08-1944. Completed 19-09-1944. Gr. 10172 t., Net. 6423 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 11,93 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
BEMIS HEIGHTS-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Mobile, Alabama, USA.
ESSO WHEELING-1947 for Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Esso Wheeling ran aground on a reef off Quoin Point, South Africa 5 Nov. 1948, broke in two and sunk, whilst on voyage from Santos to Abadan in ballast.