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Mission San Carlos
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T2-SE-A2
Mission Buenaventura Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, 1 November 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull under Maritime
Commission contract at Marinship, Sausalito, CA
Launched, 12 February 1944
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 15 April 1944 and chartered to Pacific Tankers, Inc., for the
remainder of World War II
Returned to the Maritime Commssion, 20 April 1946
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
Acquired by the US Navy, 12 November 1947 for charter to Marine Transport Inc., for operations and
placed in service by the Naval Transportation Service (NTS) as Mission San Carlos (AO-120)
Operational control transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) 1 October 1949 and
placed In-service as USNS Mission San Carlos (T-AO-120)
Placed out of service, 6 November 1957
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
Struck from the Naval Register, 6 November 1957
Sold to Transwestern Associates, 16 May 1966
Reacquired by MARAD in 1966
1967 Lg 170.7/164.5 x 20.8m, 8012 grt / 12312 dwt & converted to RoRo rail vehicles carrier.
Resold to Hudson Waterways Corp., renamed "Seatrain Maryland", September 1966
Reacquired by MARAD in 1975
Renamed 1978 as "Maryland".
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 28.06.1985 [ By Chi Shun Hwa Steel Co., Ltd. ]
( See photos below )
Specifications:
Displacement 5,532 t(lt) 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.

View the Mission San Carlos (T-AO-120)
DANFS history entry located at Navsource

The Miramar Ship Index for "MISSION SAN CARLOS"
IDNo:
6709153
Year:
1944
Name:
MISSION SAN CARLOS
Keel:
1.11.1943
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
12.02.1944
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
15.04.1944

Tons:
10461
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
36
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:
[ 1967 Lg 170.7/164.5 x 20.8m, 8012 grt / 12312 dwt & converted to RoRo rail vehicles carrier ] -
1967 SEATRAIN MARYLAND - 1978 MARYLAND

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 28.06.1985 [ By Chi Shun Hwa Steel Co., Ltd. ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
245283
6709153
1944
MISSION SAN CARLOS
10461
U.S. Govt.
AO-120
6709153
1944
MISSION SAN CARLOS
10461
1947
U.S. Navy
6709153
1944
MISSION SAN CARLOS
10461
1957
U.S. Govt.
245283
6709153
6709153
1944
SEATRAIN MARYLAND
8012
1966
Hudson Waterways Corp.
245283
6709153
6709153
1944
SEATRAIN MARYLAND
8012
1975
U.S. Govt.
245283
6709153
6709153
1944
MARYLAND
8012
1978
U.S. Govt.
 
US Navel Tanker Mission San Carlos.
( US Navy photo )
US Navel Tanker Mission San Carlos (AO-120), date and place unknown.
 
"Seatrain Maryland", ex. "Mission San Carlos" (AO-120)