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Buena Vista Hills
"Buena Vista Hills".
After the launch of the "Tamalpais"on October 29th, 1944, there was an opprtunity to do a
most popular feature of the day was a tour of the SS "Buena Vista Hills".
 "Buena Vista Hills" inbound, April 21st, 1943.
(Photo US Coast Guard)
 "Buena Vista Hills" outbound, with a deck load of planes, September 8th, 1943.
(Photo US Coast Guard)
"Buena Vista Hills".

History :
Built by The Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnr. 60. USMC nr. 1836. Official nr. 246753.
Keel laid 13-08-1944. Launched 30-09-1944. Completed 06-11-1944. Gr. 10441 t., Net. 6249 t., Dw. 16460 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.
BUENA VISTA HILLS-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, San Francisco, California, USA.
TEXAS TRADER-1948 for American Trading & Production Corporation, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Texas Trader sold to shipbreakers in Hong Kong. Arrived breakers yard 3 Sep. 1962 to be broken up. [ By Hong Kong Rolling Mills Ltd. ]

S.S. Buena Vista Hills, Tanker, hull # 60, keel laid 8/13/44, launched Sept. 30, 1944 Sponsor: Mrs. Felix Kahn; matron of honor: Mrs. Richard Elkus. In private operation with name changed to "Texas Trader" in October, 1960. Scrapped Hong Kong, China 10/62.