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Paloma Hills
See also :  Turbo-Electric Machinery for Hills Class Tankers ( Part-1 ) &  Turbo-Electric Machinery for Hills Class Tankers ( Part-2 )

"Paloma Hills".
"Paloma Hills".

History :
Built by The Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnr. 82. USMC nr. 2536. Official nr. 179227.
Keel laid 05-03-1945. Launched 25-04-1945. Completed 15-05-1945. Gr. 10632 t., Net. 6461 t., Dw. 16521 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.
PALOMA HILLS-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, San Francisco, California, USA.
PALOMA HILLS-1948 for Deep Sea Tankers Ltd., Shell Canadian Tankers Ltd., Montreal Canada.
Additional Reports:
Reported Paloma Hills sold to shipbreakers in Japan. Arrived Hirao 1 Aug. 1961 to be broken up. [ By Matsukura KK ]

S.S. Paloma Hills, Tanker, hull #82, keel laid 3/5/45, launched Apr 25, 1945. Sponsor: Mrs. K. K. Bechtel; matron of honor, Edith Mewhirter. In private operation under Canadian flag and same name in October, 1960. Scrapped Hirao, 8/61.