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Mission Santa Clara
Mission Buenaventura Class Fleet Oiler:
 "Mission Santa Clara (AO-132)" underway for sea-trails.
( Photo courtesy Marinship Corp. )
USNS Mission Santa Clara (T-AO-132) underway in the Long Beach CA, area, date unknown.
( Photo thanks to David Buell )
Ex-Mission Santa Clara (T-AO-132) underway, circa 1964, location unknown while in Pakistani
service as PNS Dacca (A-41).
( Photo thanks to Robert Hurst )

History :
Built by Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnumber 44. UMSC No. 1820. Off. nr. 245882.
Keel laid 15-03-1944. Launched 18-05-1944. Completed 21-06-1944. 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 SANTA CLARA-1944 Completed for U.S. War Shipping Administration, San Francisco, USA, for charter to Los Angeles Tanker Operations, Inc.
MISSION SANTA CLARA-1944 Returned to the Maritime Commission, 8 April for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
AO-132 MISSION SANTA CLARA-1947 Acquired by the Navy, 5 November. Placed in service by the Naval Transportation Service (NTS) as Mission Santa Clara (AO-132) under charter to Pacific Tankers, Inc.
T-AO-132 MISSION SANTA CLARA-1949 Control transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) 1 October, redesignated USNS Mission Santa Clara (T-AO-132)
T-AO-132 MISSION SANTA CLARA-1959 Placed out of service, 25 June. Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
T-AO-132 MISSION SANTA CLARA-1959 Reacquired and placed in service with MSTS, 30 November, chartered to Mathiasens Tanker Industries, Inc. for operations.
T-AO-132 MISSION SANTA CLARA-1959 Placed out of service and transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 22 December.
T-AO-132 MISSION SANTA CLARA-1961 Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July.
T-AO-132 MISSION SANTA CLARA-1962 Reacquired by the Navy, 10 May, for conversion to an underway replenishment oiler.
T-AO-132 MISSION SANTA CLARA-1963 Transferred to Pakistan 17 January, renamed PNS Dacca (A-41).
A-41 DACCA-1963 for Pakistan Navy, Dacca, Pakistan.
Additional Reports :
Reported Dacca was damaged beyond repair on Operation Python conducted by the Indian Navy on 8/9 December 1971. Sold to shipbreakers in Pakistan.

SS Mission Santa Clara, T-2 Tanker, hull # 44, keel laid 3/15/44, launched May 18, 1944 Sponsor: Mrs. Donald E. Reed, wife of Operating Head of National Joinery Company; Matron of Honor, Mrs. Harold E. Reed.. USN owned in October, 1960. Pakistan Navy "Darca or Daua" 1/63.