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USNS Mission San Luis Obispo (T-AO-127)
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Mission San Luis Obispo (AO-127) (1947 - 1949)
November - Hotel - Papa - Whiskey
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Mission Buenaventura Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, 18 April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 1823) at Marinship, Sausalito, CA.
Launched, 18 June 1944
Delivered to the WSA, 15 July 1944, for charter to Pacific Tankers, Inc.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 27 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
Acquired by the Navy, 24 October 1947, and assigned to the Naval Transportation Service (NTS) as Mission San Luis Obispo (AO-127)
Absorbed into the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 October 1949 and placed in service as USNS Mission San Luis Obispo (T-AO-127)
Placed out of service, 22 June 1955
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Reacquired by the Navy, 27 June 1956, and again placed in service with MSTS as USNS Mission San Luis Obispo (T-AO-127)
Returned to the Maritime Administration, 24 June 1957, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
Struck from the Naval Register, 24 September 1957
Sold, 25 March 1966, to Hudson Waterways Corp., for conversion to a combination containership and train ferry, renamed SS Seatrain Puerto Rico, 1 April 1966
Final Disposition, scrapped, date unknown
Displacement 5,532 t(lt) 21,880 t.(fl)
Draft 30' (max)
Speed 16.5 kts.
Complement 52 civilian mariners
Propulsion Turbo-electric, single screw, 6000hp
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|Mission San Luis Obispo (AO-127)
||Mission San Luis Obispo (AO-127) moored pierside, circa 1947-49, location unknown.
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|USNS Mission San Luis Obispo (T-AO-127)
||USNS Mission San Luis Obispo (T-AO-127) underway in San Pedro harbor, date unknown.
||Ex USNS Mission San Luis Obispo (T-AO-127) in merchant service as SS Seatrain Puerto Rico underway, date and place unknown.
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