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Conecuh / Mission Los Angeles
Mission Buenaventura Class Fleet Oiler:
Mission Los Angeles (T-AO-117) underway off Long Beach, CA., date unknown.
( Photo thanks to David Buell )
 Mission Los Angeles.

History :
Built by Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnumber 90. UMSC No. None. Off. nr. 248886.
Keel laid 25-04-1945. Launched 10-08-1945. Completed 29-10-1945. Gr. 10388 t., Net. 6512 t., Dw. 16556 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,20 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Eliott & Company, Jeanette, Pennsylvania. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
Launched as CONECUH-1945.
CONECUH-1945. Completed for United States Navy, San Francisco, California, USA.
CONECUH-1946.Chartered to Los Angeles Tanker Operators, Inc.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 16 July, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
AO-117 MISSION LOS ANGELES-1947 Acquired by the Navy, 24 October, and placed in service with the Naval Transportation Service(NTS) as Mission Los Angeles (AO-117).
T-AO-117 MISSION LOS ANGELES-1949 Control transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 October and placed in service as USNS Mission Los Angeles (T-AO-117)
AO-117 MISSION LOS ANGELES-1957 Placed out of service and returned to the Maritime Commission, 12 November, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
AO-117 MISSION LOS ANGELES-1957 Struck from the Naval Register.
Additional Reports :
Reported Mission Santa Ana sold to shipbreakers in USA. Arrived Terminal Island Dec. 1975 to be broken up. By Luria Bros & Co., Inc.

MARAD Status Card.