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Midway Hills
T2-SE-A1
Built February 1945 by The Marinship Corporation, Sausalito, California,
as "MidwayHills" # 1846, for U.M.S.C.
1948 - CHRYSS JANE, Cape Horn Steamship Corp., New York  [Orion Shipping & Trading Co.]
1953 - National Phoenix Industries, Inc., New York
1955 - C. & C. Super Corp., New York
1956 - HESS MARINER, Colonial Steamship Corp., New York  [Orion Shipping & Trading Co.]  leased to Hess, Inc.
11961 - Hess Tankship Co., Wilmington, Del.  [Hess Oil & Chemical Corp., Perth Amboy, N.J.]
Holed by engine room explosion, 1 Oct 1961, approx. 110 miles east of Jacksonville, Fla.,
voyage Houston - Perth Amboy, N.J., broke in two and sank next day.
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "MIDWAY HILLS"
IDNo:
2247229
Year:
1945
Name:
MIDWAY HILLS
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
14.01.1945
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
02.1945

Tons:
10441
Link:
2387
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
70
Length overall:
159.6
Ship Design:
T2-SE-A1
LPP:
153.3
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Marinship Corp.
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Sausalito
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-15

Subsequent History:
1948 CHRYSS JANE - 1956 HESS MARINER

Disposal Data:
Explosion & fire 106 nm E Jacksonville on 1.10.1961, broke in two & sank on 2.10.1961
[ Voyage Houston-Perth Amboy ].

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
247229
2247229
1945
MIDWAY HILLS
10441
U.S. Govt.
247229
2247229
1945
CHRYSS JANE
10441
1948
Cape Horn SS Corp.
247229
2247229
1945
CHRYSS JANE
10441
1953
National Phoenix Industries Inc.
247229
2247229
1945
CHRYSS JANE
10441
1955
C.& C.Super Corp.
247229
2247229
1945
HESS MARINER
10441
1956
Colonial SS Corp.
247229
2247229
1945
HESS MARINER
10441
1961
Hess Tankship Co.

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.

 
"Chryss Jane", ex. "Midway Hills".
( Photo Skyfoto )
"Hess Mariner", ex. "Chryss Jane", ex. "Midway Hills".
( Photo Copyright William A Scheld )