Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages     |   home
Index
Mission San Antonio
T2-SE-A2
Mission Buenaventura Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, 15 January 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull under Maritime
Commission contract (MC hull 1816) at Marinship Corp., Sausalito, CA.
Launched, 8 April 1944 Chartered, 24 May 1944, to Los Angeles Tankers Operations, Inc.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 30 April 1945, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
Acquired by the US Navy, 22 October 1947 and assigned to the Naval Transportation Service (NTS) as
Mission San Antonio (AO-119)
Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 October 1949, and placed in service as
USNS Mission San Antonio (T-AO-119)
Placed out of service, 22 November 1954
Returned to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
Reacquired by the Navy, 6 July 1956 and placed in service under MSTS control
Placed out of service, 16 December 1959
Returned to the Maritime Administration, 11 November 1957, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
Reacquired by the Navy 9 June 1960 and placed in service under MSTS control Placed out of service, 11 January 1965
Returned to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register 11 January 1965
Sold, 9 June 1965 to Florida Waterways Corp. for conversion to a bulk carrier, renamed SS Transartic
Sold to Hudson Waterways Corp., 24 January 1966, for conversion to a combination train ferry and containership.
SS Transartic was renamed SS Seatrain San Juan in September 1966
Sold, 30 June 1972, to Tyler Tanker Corp.
Returned to MARAD, 20 November 1973, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Fort Eustis, VA.
Renamed SS San Juan, 8 August 1978
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 October 1983, to Isaac Manuel Varela Davillo, Spain
( 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 mariners
Armament none
Propulsion turbo-electric, single screw, 6000hp

View the Mission San Antonio (T-AO-119)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center

The Miramar Ship Index for "MISSION SAN ANTONIO"
IDNo:
2245622
Year:
1944
Name:
MISSION SAN ANTONIO
Launch Date:
08.04.1944
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
24.05.1944
Flag:
USA
Keel:
15.01.1944

DWT:
16613
Yard No:
40
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

Owner as Completed:
U.S.War Sg Administration, San Francisco

Subsequent History:
1965 TRANSARCTIC -
[ 1966 converted to container ship, 7435 grt ] -
1966 SEATRAIN SAN JUAN - 1978 SAN JUAN

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Castellon 12.1983.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Name change
Main Owner
245622
2245622
1944
MISSION SAN ANTONIO
10461
U.S.Govt
245622
2245622
1944
TRANSARCTIC
10461
1965
Hudson Waterways
245622
2245622
1944
SEATRAIN SAN JUAN
7435
1966
Hudson Waterways
245622
2245622
1944
SAN JUAN
7435
1978
U.S.Govt

USNS Mission San Antonio (T-AO-119) underway, date and location unknown.
( Photo thanks to David Buell )
 
"Seatrain San Juan", ex. "Transarctic", ex. "Mission San Antonio".
( Photo copyright W. Schell )