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ST Mission Buenaventura (AOT-1012)


American Osprey Class Tanker:
  • Built, date unknown, as ST Spirit of Liberty by Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point Yard, Baltimore, MD
  • Completed and delivered, 1 October 1968, to Keystone Tankers for charter to the US Navy, Military Sea Transportation Service
  • Purchased by the US Navy in May 1987 for the Maritime Administrationís Ready Reserve Force (RRF) renamed Mission Buenaventura (AOT-1012)
  • Downgraded from the RRF, 31 July 31, 2004
  • Designated for disposal in 2006.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 October 2012, for $848,472, to All Star Metals, Brownsville, TX., removed 17 October 2012
    Specifications:
    Displacement 21,521 t.(lt) 45,877 t.(fl)
    Length 661' 1"
    Beam 89' 9"
    Depth 49'
    Draft 36' 6"
    Speed 16.5 kts.
    Complement
    Officer 9 Civilian mariners
    Seaman 17 Civilian mariners
    Cargo Capacity 334,733 Bbls
    Armament none
    Propulsion 2 Combustion Engineering boilers; 2 Bethlehem turbines; 10,935 hp; 1 shaft

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    Mission Buenaventura 30k ST Mission Buenaventura (AOT-1012) laid up in reserve the National Defense Reserve Fleet Beaumont, TX. in January 2009 Maritime Administration photos

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