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Mission Los Angeles (2)
Escambia Class Fleet Oiler:
 "Caney (AO-95)", ex. "Mission Los Angeles (2)", at anchor, date and location unknown.
( Photo thanks to Stan Svec )

History :
Built by Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnumber 54. UMSC No. 1830. Off. nr. AO-95.
Keel laid 16-07-1944. Launched 08-10-1944. Completed 25-03-1945. Gr. 10448 t., Net. 6423 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 8,99 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 10000 B.h.p., 7356 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
CANEY-1944 Laid down as SS Mission Los Angeles a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1830) at Marinship, Sausalito, CA.
AO-95 CANEY-1945 Acquired by the Navy and commissioned USS Caney (AO-95), 25 March.
AO-95 CANEY-1946 Decommissioned, 27 February, struck from the Naval Register and transferred to the Maritime Commission, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX. Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March.
AO-95 CANEY-1948 Reacquired by the Navy and reinstated in the Naval Register, 21 February. Assigned to the Navy Transportation Service (NTS) and placed in service as Caney (AO-95)
T-AO-95 CANEY-1950 Transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service MSTS, 18 July, and placed in service as USNS Caney (T-AO-95)
T-AO-95 CANEY-1959 Placed out of service, Struck from the Naval Register and transferred to the Maritime Administration, 21 May, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
CANEY-1966 Acquired by the US Army , 6 March and converted to a floating power station for Vietnam service at Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Mobile, AL.
CANEY-1974 Permanent tittle transfer to the US Army, 9 September.
Additional Reports :
Reported Caney sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan in 1974. Arrived Kaoshiung on 9 Sep. 1974. [ By China Dismantled Vessel Trading Co. ]

USS Caney (formerly S.S. Mission Los Angeles), Tanker, T2-SE-A2, 10,000 HP power plant, hull # 54, keel laid 7/27/44, launched Oct. 8, 1944, officially commissioned by the U. S. Navy on March 25, 1945. Sponsor: Mrs. John Simpson; matron of honro: Mrs. Allan Sproul. In USMC Reserve Fleet in October, 1960. 1966 Vietnam, power plant.