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T2-SE-A2
Mission Buenaventura Class Fleet Oiler:
 
Traditional bow decoration on the "Mission San Gabriel" honors G. E., ready to be launched April 17th, 1944.
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC HONORED
"Mission San Gabriel", 26th "Mission" class tanker launched at Morinship, breaks free as Mrs. Ralph Meyers, wife of General Electric's
installation advisor at the yard, breaks the traditional champagne bottle over the bow. Mrs. Meyers officially represented General Electric
at the launching, which was dedicated to the manufacturing concern for its fine performance in providing 10,000-hp main propulsion units
for these T-2 tankers. Shown are Mrs. J. H. Baylor, matron of honor and wife of a G. E. official at Pearl Harbor; Lt. (jg) Harry M. Philpott,
Chaplain; Keith Fullenwider, master of ceremonies and Marinship's chief marine electrician; Mrs. Meyers; and Russell Fox, launching
engineer.
"Mission San Gabriel".
( Photo thanks to NARAD )
 
"Mission San Gabriel".
( Photo thanks to David Buell )
 
"Mission San Gabriel".
( Photo thanks to David Buell )
 
 USNS Mission San Gabriel (T-AO-124) in bound for Yokohama, 14 September 1953.
( Photo thanks to Bob Milloy )
 
"Seatrain Delaware", ex. "Mission San Gabriel".
( Photo copyright Bob Milloy )
 
"Seatrain Delaware", ex. "Mission San Gabriel", at Bremerhaven, August 1971.
( Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus )
 
"Seatrain Delaware", ex. "Mission San Gabriel", at Bremerhaven, August 1971.
( Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus )

MISSION SAN GABRIEL, T2-SE-A2
History :
Built by Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnumber 41. UMSC No. 1817. Off. nr. 245682.
Keel laid 31-01-1944. Launched 17-04-1944. Completed 27-05-1944. 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.
History:
MISSION SAN GABRIEL -1944 Completed for U.S. War Shipping Administration, San Francisco, USA.
MISSION SAN GABRIEL -1944 Chartered to Deconhill Shipping, Co., 28 May, for operation.
MISSION SAN GABRIEL -1946 Returned to the Maritime Commission, 28 February, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Marinship Corp, Sausalito, CA.
AO-124 MISSION SAN GABRIEL -1947 Acquired by the Navy, 14 October. Placed in service by Naval Transportation Service (NTS) as Mission San Gabriel (AO-124)
T-AO-124 MISSION SAN GABRIEL -1949 Transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) 1 October . Placed in service as USNS Mission San Gabriel (T-AO-124).
T-AO-124 MISSION SAN GABRIEL -1949 Placed out of service, 28 December. Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group.
T-AO-124 MISSION SAN GABRIEL -1950 Withdrawn from Reserve and placed in service with MSTS, 18 July.
T-AO-124 MISSION SAN GABRIEL -1954 Placed out of service, 31 March. Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group.
T-AO-124 MISSION SAN GABRIEL -1956 Withdrawn from Reserve and placed in service with MSTS, 8 October.
T-AO-124 MISSION SAN GABRIEL -1957 Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 20 December. Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 20 December, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
DELAWARE-1966aTransferred by the Maritime Administration to Hudson Waterways Corp.(Exchange Program), 24 June, renamed SS Delaware.
SEATRAIN DELAWARE-1966b for Hudson Waterways Corporation, New York, USA.
SEATRAIN DELAWARE-1972 for Tyler Tanker Corporation, New York, USA.
SEATRAIN DELAWARE-1975 for U.S. Dept. of Commerce, New York, USA.
DELAWARE-1978 for U.S. Dept. of Commerce, New York, USA.
Additional Reports :
Reported Delaware converted into rail vehicle carrier in 1966.by Savannah Machine & Foundry Co., Savannah, Ga. , delivered Nov. 1966.
New dimensions 9961 grt / 10453 dwt, 1 Hold. 1 Hatch: 18,5 x 11,4 m. Container capacity 305/40. C/Hold : 84/40, C/Deck : 221/40.
Reported Delaware sold to shipbreakers in Spain. Arrived Castellon 1983 to be broken up. [ By Isaac Manuel Varelo Davilillo ]

S.S. Mission San Gabriel, T-2 Tanker, hull # 41, keel laid 1/31/44, launched Apr. 17, 1944 Sponsor: Mrs. Ralph Meyers, wife of General Electric Installation Engineer; Matron of Honor: Mrs. J. H. Bailor. In USMC Reserve Fleet in October, 1960. Container Ship "Seatrain Delaware" 11/66.