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Mission San Carlos
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Mission Buenaventura Class Fleet Oiler:
US Navel Tanker Mission San Carlos.
( US Navy photo )
US Navel Tanker Mission San Carlos (AO-120), date and place unknown.
"Seatrain Maryland", ex. "Mission San Carlos" (AO-120)
 "Seatrain Maryland", ex. "Mission San Carlos" (AO-120)

History :
Built by Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnumber 36. UMSC No. 1279. Off. nr. 245283.
Keel laid 01-11-1943. Launched 12-02-1944. Completed 15-04-1944. 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.
MISSION SAN CARLOS-1944 Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 15 April and chartered to Pacific Tankers, Inc for the remainder of World War II.
MISSION SAN CARLOS-1946 Returned to the Maritime Commission, 20 April. Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
AO-120 MISSION SAN CARLOS-1947 Acquired by the US Navy, 12 November, operated by Marine Transport Inc. and placed in service by the Naval Transportation Service (NTS) as Mission San Carlos (AO-120).
T-AO-120 MISSION SAN CARLOS-1949 Operational control transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) 1 October and placed In service as USNS Mission San Carlos (T-AO-120).
T-AO-120 MISSION SAN CARLOS-1957 Placed out of service, 6 November 1957 and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX. Struck from the Naval Register, 6 November 1957.
SEATRAIN MARYLAND-1966 sold to Hudson Waterways Corporation, New York, USA.
SEATRAIN MARYLAND-1975 for U.S. Dept. of Commerce, New York, USA.
MARYLAND-1985 for Hudson Waterways Corporation, New York, USA.
Additional Reports :
Reported Seatrain Maryland converted to vehicle carrier, forward half of hull removed and replaced with 296' forebody section built by Todd, Galveston in 1953 for tanker SAN JACINTO, discarded in jumboizing in 1965 (see Sun SB #534), joined and converted by Newport News SB. & DD. Co., Newport News, Va., delivered Apr. 1967.
New dimensions 170.7 / 164.5 x 20.8 m, 8012 grt / 12312 dwt, 1 Hold. 1 Hatch: 18,5 x 11,4 m. Cranes: 2 x 45 t. Bale 22461 m3.
Reported Maryland sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung 1985 to be broken up, work began 28 Jun. 1985. [ By Chi Shun Hwa Steel Co., Ltd. ]

SS Mission San Carlos, T-2 Tanker, hull # 36, keel laid 11/1/43, launched Feb, 12, 1944 Sponsor: Mrs. J. H. Pomeroy, wife of Marinship Corporation Director; Matron of Honor, Mrs. David N. (Nora) Plant. In USMC Reserve Fleet in October, 1960. "Seatrain Maryland" Container Ship.