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USNS Mission Loreto (T-AO-116)
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SS Mission Loreto (AO-112) (1947 - 1949)
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Mission Buenaventura Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, 27 April 1944, as SS Mission Loreto, a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 1824) at Marinship, Sausalito, CA.
Launched, 28 June 1944
Delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 22 July 1944, for operation under charter by Los Angeles Tanker Operators, Inc.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 26 April 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
Acquired by the Navy, 20 November 1947, designated SS Mission Loreto (AO-116) and assigned to the Naval Transportation Service (NTS)
Absorbed into the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 October 1949 and redesignated USNS Mission Loreto (T-AO-116)
Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register, and returned to the Maritime Administration, 25 August 1955, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
Reacquired by the Navy, 25 June 1956, and placed in service with MSTS on the same date
Place out of service, struck from the Naval Register and returned to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 16 July 1959
Final Disposition, sold, 2 September 1975, for non-transportation use (scrapping) to Ziedell Explorations Inc., Portland, OR.
Displacement 21,880 t.(fl)
Draft 30' (max)
Speed 16.5 kts.
Propulsion Turbo-electric, single screw, 6000hp
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