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Torrance Hills

Built April 1945 by The Marinship Corporation, Sausalito, California,
as "Torrance Hills" # 2100, for U.M.S.C.
1948 - Donner Foundation, Inc., Wilmington, Del.  (Philadelphia)
1950 - WISCONSIN    The Texas Company, Wilmington, Del.
1960 - TEXACO WISCONSIN   s/o
1961 - HEDGE HAVEN   Hedge Haven Farms, Inc. (E. C. Stamatiou), Philadephia
Broken up at La Spezia 1964 by Cant. di Portovenere S.p.A., arrived 1.04.1964, work began 05.1964
(damaged by engine breakdown 23.12.1963, arrived Palermo 26.01.1964 in tow)
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "TORRANCE HILLS"
IDNo:
2247650
Year:
1945
Name:
TORRANCE HILLS
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
29.03.1945
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
04.1945

Tons:
10441
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
79
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:
1950 WISCONSIN - 1960 TEXACO WISCONSIN - 1961 HEDGE HAVEN

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at La Spezia 1.4.1964 (main engine failure 23.12.1963) [ By Cant.di Portovenere ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
247650
2247650
1945
TORRANCE HILLS
10441
U.S. Govt
247650
2247650
1945
TORRANCE HILLS
10441
1948
Donner Foundation Inc.
247650
2247650
1945
WISCONSIN
10441
1950
The Texas Co.
247650
2247650
1945
TEXACO WISCONSIN
10441
1960
The Texas Co.
247650
514523
2247650
1945
HEDGE HAVEN
10441
1961
Hedge Haven Farms Inc.

S. S. Torrance Hills, Tanker, hull #79, keel laid 2/8/45, launched Mar 29, 1945. Sponsor: Mrs. Glen Abe Reutzel; matron of honor: Mrs. Wayne Orr. In private operation with name changed to "Wisconsin" in October, 1960. Scrapped, La Spezia, Italy 5/64..

 "Torrance Hills" Bow in shipways at Launching showing a Bear eating a piece of Cake commemorating
Happy Birthday Marinship, 3rd Anniversary.
( Photo Sausalito Historical Society )
"Torrance Hills".
 
"Hedge Haven", ex. "Texaco Wisconsin", ex. Wisconsin", ex. "Torrance Hills", at Genoa, Italy.
( Photo Copyright Giorgio Ghiglioni )

MARAD's official repository of NDRF ships of the "Santa Fe Hills",

From the Department of Transportation / Maritime Administration (USA).