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USNS Mission San Jose (T-AO-125)
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SS Mission San Jose (AO-125) (1947 - 1949)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Papa - Tango
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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  • Renamed SS Ohio 8 August 1978, and withdrawn from reactivation RRF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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 21,880 t.(fl)
    Length 524'
    Beam 68'
    Draft 30' (max)
    Speed 16.5 kts.
    Complement 52
    Armament none
    Propulsion Turbo-electric, single screw, 6000hp

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    Mission San Jose 1472k USNS Mission San Jose (T-AO-125) underway in Long Beach Harbor area, date unknown. David Buell

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