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USNS Mission San Jose (T-AO-125)
International Radio Call Sign:
SS Mission San Jose (AO-125) (1947 - 1949)
November - Hotel - Papa - Tango
Mission Buenaventura Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, 17 July 1943, as SS Mission San Jose a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 1271) at Marinship Corp, Sausalito, CA.
Launched, 7 October 1943
Delivered, 29 January 1944, to WSA for charter to Pacific Tankers, Inc.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 3 May 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
Acquired by the US Navy, 5 November 1947
Placed in service by the Naval Transportation Service as SS Mission San Jose (AO-125)
Absorbed in the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) 1 October 1949 and placed in service as USNS Mission San Jose (T-AO-125)
Placed out of service, and struck from the Naval Register, 15 October 1957
Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
MARAD Exchange Program, 24 June 1966, to Hudson Waterways Corp., renamed SS Ohio, converted to a combination containership and train ferry
Renamed SS Seatrain Ohio, 28 August 1967
Purchased at sea by Polk Tanker Corp., 30 June 1972, title to MARAD Trade-in and Build Program
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA., 30 November 1973
Renamed SS Ohio 8 August 1978, and withdrawn from reactivation RRF
Final Disposition, scrapped, date unknown
Displacement 21,880 t.(fl)
Draft 30' (max)
Speed 16.5 kts.
Propulsion Turbo-electric, single screw, 6000hp
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Last Updated 26 September 2008
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