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Kern Hills
T2-SE-A1
10,441 GRT built for U. S. War Shipping Administration, San Francisco, # 2098, for U.M.S.C.,
dimensions  503.9 x 68.1
          Tanker built by Marinship Corp., Sausalito, Calif., (3/45), #77, 247533
1948 - Southeastern Oil Florida, Inc., Wilmington, Del.   (Jacksonville, Fla.)
1956 - Long Island Tankers Corp., Wilmington, Del.
1956 - Fairfield SS. Corp. (North Atlantic Marine Co., Inc.), New York
1957 - LITTLE ROCK, s/o
1957 - WANG DISPATCHER, s/o
Broken up at Willebroek, Belgium, April 1961, by Scrappingco S.A., sold 1960 to Jos. Boel & Fils S.A.,
arrived Tamise 28.11.1960, re-sold, work began 15.04.1961.
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "KERN HILLS"
IDNo:
2247533
Year:
1945
Name:
KERN HILLS
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
13.03.1945
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
04.1945

Tons:
10441
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
77
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:
1957 LITTLE ROCK - 1957 WANG DISPATCHER

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Willebroek, Belgium, 15.04.1961. [ By Scrappingco ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
247533
2247533
1945
KERN HILLS
10441
U.S. Govt.
247533
2247533
1945
KERN HILLS
10441
1948
Southeastern Oil Florida Inc.
247533
2247533
1945
KERN HILLS
10441
1956a
Long Island Tankers Corp.
247533
2247533
1945
KERN HILLS
10441
1956b
Fairfield SS Corp.
247533
2247533
1945
LITTLE ROCK
10441
1957a
Fairfield SS Corp.
247533
2247533
1945
WANG DISPATCHER
10441
1957b
Fairfield SS Corp.

S. S. Kern Hills, Tanker, hull #77, keel laid 1/22/45, launched Mar 13, 1945 Sponsor: Mrs. Nicholas D. Cresci; matron of honor: Mrs. Norman Rose. In private operation with name changed to "Wang Dispatcher" in October, 1960. Scrapped Willebroek, Belgium 4/61.

 
Photograph showing the Bay Model Marinship Exhibit: S.S. "Kern Hills" in the ways with signs "Marinship Hull 77
exceeds 1,000,000 Tons of tankers built by Marinship".
( Photo Sausalito Historical Society )
 
Photo of Launch Party of S. S. "Kern Hills", March 13th, 1945.
( Photo Sausalito Historical Society )
 "Kern Hills", launch on March 13th, 1945.
Sadly a not high Quality photo of the "Kern Hills", in the Gulf of Aqaba, Israel.
Sadly a not high Quality photo of the "Kern Hills", in the Gulf of Aqaba, Israel.