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Midway Hills
"Chryss Jane", ex. "Midway Hills".
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"Hess Mariner", ex. "Chryss Jane", ex. "Midway Hills".
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History :
Built by The Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnr. 70. USMC nr. 1846. Official nr. 247229.
Keel laid 20-11-1944. Launched 14-01-1945. Completed 30-01-1945. Gr. 10564 t., Net. 6380 t., Dw. 16558 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.
MIDWAY HILLS-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, San Francisco, California, USA.
CHRYSS JANE-1948 for Cape Horn Steamship Corporation, New York, USA.
CHRYSS JANE-1953 for National Phoenix Industries, New York, USA.
CHRYSS JANE-1955 for C.& C.Super Corp., New York, USA.
HESS MARINER-1956 for Colonial Steamship Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
HESS MARINER-1961 for Hess Tankship Company, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Hess Mariner suffered explosion and fire in engine-room 1 Oct. 1961, 106 nautical miles east of Jacksonville, whilst on voyage from Houston, Texas to Port Amboy, New Jersey. Broke in two and sank. Crew rescued.

S.S. Midway Hills, Tanker, hull # 70, keel laid 11/20/44, launched Jan 14, 1945 Sponsor: Mrs. John F. O'Connell; maid of honor, Margaret M. O'Connell. In private operation with name changed to "Hess Mariner" in October, 1960. Sank east of Jacksonville, afire 2/10/61.