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Dominiguez Hills
"Rondo", ex. "Destiny", ex. "Dominiguez Hills".
( Photo collection John Sins )
 "Rondo", ex. "Destiny", ex. "Dominiguez Hills".
 "Rondo", ex. "Destiny", ex. "Dominiguez Hills".

History :
Built by The Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnr. 81. USMC nr. 2535. Official nr. 247789.
Keel laid 26-02-1945. Launched 17-04-1945. Completed 17-04-1945. Gr. 10442 t., Net. 6249 t., Dw. 16647 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,19 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Eliott & Company, Jeanette, Pennsylvania. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
DOMINGUEZ HILLS-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, San Francisco, California, USA.
DESTINY-1948 for American Viking Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
RONDO-1956 for Park Tanker Corporation, Monrovia, Liberia.
Additional Reports:
Reported Rondo sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung Oct. 1966 to be broken up.

S.S. Dominguez Hills, Tanker, hull #81, keel laid 2/26/45, launched April 17, 1945. Sponsor: Mrs. William M. Perka; matron of honor, Mrs. John C. Burnham. In private operation under Liberian flag and renamed "Rondo" in October, 1960. Scrapped Kaohsiung, Taiwan 11/66.