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"Ioannis Zafirakis", ex. "Elk Hills".
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"Ioannis Zafirakis", ex. "Elk Hills".
 "Ioannis Zafirakis", ex. "Elk Hills".

History :
Built by The Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnr. 57. USMC nr. 1833. Official nr. 246505.
Keel laid 29-06-1944. Launched 22-08-1944. Completed 26-09-1944. Gr. 10441 t., Net. 6249 t., Dw. 16577 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,21 m.Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Eliott & Company, Jeanette, Pennsylvania. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
ELK HILLS-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, San Francisco, California, USA.
IOANNIS ZAFIRAKIS-1966 for Athina Maritime Company Ltd., Piraeus, Greece.
IOANNIS ZAFIRAKIS-1966 for outh Mediterranean Shipping Ltd., Piraeus, Greece.
Additional Reports:
Reported Ioannis Zafirakis sold to shipbreakers in Japan. Arrived Hirao 30 Jul. 1966 to be broken up. [ By Matsukura Kaiji KK ]

S.S. Elk Hills, Tanker, hull # 57, keel laid June 29, 1944 in Marinship Way 3; launched Aug 22, 1944 Sponsor: Mrs. S. T. Davidson; Maid of Honor, Patricia Jean Davidson. In private operation under Greek flag and renamed "Ioannis Zafirakis" in October, 1960. Scrapped Hirao 7/66.