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|Mission San Carlos
(War Shipping Administration)
|175k||Mission San Carlos on the builder's way #3 at Marinship, Sausalito, CA., 26 November 1943, 26 days after keel laying.
US Maritime Commission photo by Marinship courtesy Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages.
|USNS Mission San Carlos (T-AO-120)
|1242k||USNS Mission San Carlos (T-AO-120) under way in the harbor at San Pedro CA., date unknown.||David Buell|
|138k||Reserve Fleet Basin, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania. Photographed on 19 May 1955 with numerous cruisers, escort carriers, and auxiliaries in reserve. The nearest ship is the never-completed
Hawaii (CB-3), which lacks her previously-installed three 12" gun turrets.
The cruisers outboard of Hawaii are (in unknown order)
Galveston (CL-93), and
To their left are
Sanctuary (AH-17), and
Behind Hawaii (from left to right) are
Cleveland (CL-55), and
Beyond them (from left to right) are
Oregon City (CA-122),
Chester (CA-27), and
New Orleans (CA-32).
The cruisers on the left side of the basin (from front to rear) are
San Francisco (CA-38),
Louisville (CA-28), and
Among the other ships in reserve in the basin are
Mission San Carlos (AO-120),
Prince William (CVE-31),
Block Island (CVE-106),
Palau (CVE-122), and
San Carlos (AVP-51).
Moored in the shipyard at the extreme left are
California (BB-44), and
US Navy Photo # 80-G-668655, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|Merchant Service Seatrain Corp.|
|339k||Ex-USNS Mission San Carlos (T-AO-120) rebuilt as the heavy lifter SS Seatrain Maryland moored pierside, date and location unknown.
Possibly © US Maritime Historian Wm. Schell.
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