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USNS Mission Santa Cruz (T-AO-133)
Mission Santa Cruz (AO-133) (1947 - 1949)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Foxtrot - Charlie
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
Mission Buenaventura Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, 26 June 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull under a Maritime Commission contract at Marinship Corp., Sausalito, CA.
Launched, 8 September 1943
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 31 December 1943, for charter to Deconhill Shipping Corp.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 3 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
Acquired by the Navy, 24 October 1947
Placed in service by the Naval Transportation Service (NTS) as Mission Santa Cruz (AO-133)
Control transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) 1 October 1949, redesignated USNS Mission Santa Cruz (T-AO-133)
Placed out of service, 23 November 1954
Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
Reacquired and placed in service with MSTS, 10 July 1956
Placed out of service, and transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL., 4 December 1959
Reacquired by the Navy and placed in service with MSTS, 31 May 1960
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 5,532 t.(lt) 21,880 t.(fl)
Draft 30' (max)
Speed 16.5 kts.
Complement 52 mariners
Propulsion turbo-electric, single screw, 6000hp
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Mission Santa Cruz (AO-133) / USNS Mission Santa Cruz (T-AO-133)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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