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Mission Buenaventura Class Fleet Oiler:
 Mission Santa Ana (T-AO-137) underway in Long Beach Harbor, date unknown.
( Photo thanks to David Buell )
"Mission Santa Ana".
 "Mission Santa Ana", ex "Concho".

History :
Built by Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnumber 89. UMSC No. 2698. Off. nr. 248851.
Keel laid 18-04-1945. Launched 25-07-1945. Completed 25-10-1945. Gr. 10388 t., Net. 6512 t., Dw. 16556 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,20 m. Lloyds Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Eliott & Company, Jeanette, Pennsylvania. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
Launched as CONCHO-1945.
CONCHO-1945.Completed for United States Navy, San Francisco, California, USA.
CONCHO-1945 for charter to Pacific Tankers, Inc., for operations
CONCHO-1946.Returned to the Maritime Commission, 3 April, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Columbia River.
CONCHO-1948. Acquired by the Navy, 9 January.
T-AO-137 MISSION SANTA ANA-1948 for United States Navy, Department of Commerce, San Francisco, California, USA.
T-AO-137 MISSION SANTA ANA-1949 ontrol transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) 1 October, redesignated
T-AO-137 MISSION SANTA ANA-1950 Placed out of service. Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego, CA.
T-AO-137 MISSION SANTA ANA-1950 Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
T-AO-137 MISSION SANTA ANA-1955 Struck from the Naval Register, 22 June.
T-AO-137 MISSION SANTA ANA-1956  Reacquired by the Navy, 3 July and placed in service with MSTS under charter to Joshua Henry Corp., for operations
T-AO-137 MISSION SANTA ANA-1958 Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, and transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 25 February.
Additional Reports :
Reported Mission Santa Ana sold to shipbreakers in USA. Arrived Terminal Island Dec. 1975 to be broken up. [ National Metal & Steel Corp. ]

MARAD Status Card.