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Mission Alamo / Anacostia
T2-SE-A2
Escambia Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, as Mission Alamo a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull under a Maritime
Commission contract at Marinship, Sausalito, CA;
Launched, 24 September 1944;
Commissioned USS Anacostia (AO-94), 25 February 1945;
Decommissioned, (date unknown);
Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown);
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, (date unknown), for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet;
Reinstated in the Naval Register, (date unknown);
Assigned to the Navy Transportation Service; Reassigned to MSTS, 1 October 1949, and placed In-service
as USNS Anacostia (T-AO-94);
Placed Out-of-service, (date unknown);
Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown);
Transferred to MARAD for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, (date unknown);
Final Disposition, sold private 1967 and converted to containership, scrapped.
( See photo below )
Specifications:
Displacement 5,782 t.(lt) 21,880 t.(fl);
Length 523' 6";
Beam 68';
Draft 30' 10";
Speed 15kts;
Complement 267;
Armament one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, four 3"/50 guns,
four twin 40mm gun mounts,
four twin 20mm gun mounts;
Capacity 140,000 barrels;
Propulsion, turbo-electric, single screw, 8,000 shp.

View the Anacostia (AO-94)
DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway web site.

The Miramar Ship Index for "MISSION ALAMO / ANACOSTIA"
IDNo:
6904064
Year:
1945
Name:
ANACOSTIA
Keel:
16.07.1944
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
24.09.1944
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
25.02.1945

Tons:
10711
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
53
Length overall:
159.6
Ship Design:
T2-SE-A2
LPP:
153.3
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Marinship Corp.
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Sausalito
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-16

Subsequent History:

[ Launched as MISSION ALAMO ] -
1968 PENN RANGER -
[ 1968 aft joined to forepart of NAUTILUS, Lg 175.1/166.1 x 24.0 mtr, 14177grt / 26082 dwt & converted to bulk carrier ]
1973 OMNIUM RANGER

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Castellon 26.10.1976 [ By I.M. Varela Davalillo ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
6904064
1945
MISSION ALAMO
10711
U.S. Govt.
AO-94
6904064
1945
ANACOSTIA
10711
1944K
U.S. Navy
6904064
1945
ANACOSTIA
10711
1959
U.S. Govt.
517273
6904064
6904064
1945
PENN RANGER
14177
1968
Penn Sg Co., Inc.
6904064
6904064
1945
OMNIUM RANGER
14177
1973
Omnium Tptn Co.

USNS Anacostia (T-AO-86), ex Mission Alamo, operating as a civilian-manned MSTS tanker during the 1950s.
Note the larger smokestack fitted to the second batch of ships in this class
( Photo thanks to Mike Green )