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Mission Santa Ana / Soubarissen
Suamico Class Fleet Oiler:
Mrs. A. F. Carter of Washington, D. C., sends the Navy tanker U.S.S. Soubarissen down fhe
ways of Marinship, August 12th, 1944.
USS Soubarissen (AO-93) launching at Marinship Corp., Sausalito, CA., 12 August 1944.
( US Maritime Commission photo )
"USS Soubarissen (AO-93)" ex. "Mission Santa Ana", near the San Francisco Naval Shipyard, Hunters Point, 20 January 1945.
The last four ships of this class, plus the two converted to distilling ships (AW 3-4), had funnels that were larger than those
in the first batch. They resembled the stacks of the Sun-built T2 tankers.
( Photo thanks to Mike Green )
"USS Soubarissen (AO-93)" ex. "Mission Santa Ana", at anchor, date and location unknown.
( Photo thanks to Stan Svec )
"Mission Santa Ana" in Long Beach Harbor, circa 1948, "Mission Santa Ana" was being operated under charter for the
Naval Transportation Service (NTS) by Pacific Tankers Inc., note her stack markings.
( Photo thanks to David Buell )
USNS "Mission Santa Ana" (T-AO-137) under way in Long Beach Harbor, date unknown.
( Photo thanks to David Buell )
 "Mission Santa Ana" in Los Angeles Calif.,June 21st, 1976.
(Photo Schneider, George R., Jr.)

History :
Built by Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnumber 52. UMSC No. 1828. Off. nr. AO-93.
Keel laid 19-06-1944. Launched 12-08-1944. Completed 05-01-1945. 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.
SOUBARISSEN-1945 Laid down as SS Mission Santa Ana.a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1828) at Marinship, Sausalito, CA.
AO-93 SOUBARISSEN-1945 Commissioned USS Soubarissen (AO-93), 5 January.
AO-93 SOUBARISSEN-1946 Struck from the Naval Register. Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 7 May for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
AO-93 SOUBARISSEN-1948 Reacquired by the Navy, 19 February. Assigned to the Navy Transportation Service (NTS) as Soubarissen (AO-93) chartered to Marine Transport Lines, Inc., for operations.
T-AO-93 SOUBARISSEN-1949 Control transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 October 1949, redesignated USNS Soubarissen (T-AO-93).
T-AO-93 SOUBARISSEN-1955 Placed out of service, 19 April and transferred to Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
T-AO-93 SOUBARISSEN-1956 Reactivated, 6 July and placed in service by MSTS.
T-AO-93 SOUBARISSEN-1958 Placed out of service, 29 December and transferred to Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
T-AO-93 SOUBARISSEN-1961 Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July.
Additional Reports :
Reported Soubarissen sold for scrapping, 5 April 1982, to Eckhart & Co.

USS. Soubarissen (formerly S.S. Mission Santa Ana), Tanker, T2-SE-A2, 10,000 HP power plant, hull # 52 or 53, keel laid 6/19/44, launched Aug. 12, 1944 Sponsor: Mrs. Andrew F. Carter; matron of honor, Mrs. Robert C. Savage. 1960 Reserve, Beaumont TX. USN owned in October, 1960.