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USNS Mission Buenaventura (T-AO-111)
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Mission Buenaventura (AO-111) (1949 - 1960)
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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National Defense Service Medal
Mission Buenaventura Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, 29 March 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull, under a Maritime Commission contract at Marinship, Sausalito, CA.
Launched, 28 May 1944
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 28 June 1944, chartered by Deconhill Shipping Co. for operation
Returned to the Maritime Commission in March 1946 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
Acquired by the US Navy, 18 November 1947
Assigned to the Naval Transportation Service (NOTS), and placed in service as Mission Buenaventura (AO-111)
Operational control assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 October 1949 and placed in service as USNS Mission Buenaventura (T-AO-111)
Placed out of service, and struck from the Naval Register, 4 April 1960
Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
Reacquired by the US Navy, and assigned to MSTS control, 10 November 1961 for charter to Mathiasen's Tanker Industries Inc., for operations
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 31 March 1972
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 December 1973, to Max Wender of Detroit, MI, delivered, 13 December 1973
Displacement 21,880 t.(fl)
Draft 30' (max)
Speed 16.5 kts.
Propulsion Turbo-electric, single screw, 6000hp
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||USNS Mission Buenaventura (T-AO-111), US Navy photo from MSTS Mariner Magazine
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Mission Buenaventura (T-AO-111)
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