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T2-SE-A2
Mission Buenaventura Class Fleet Oiler:
 Launching of "Mission San Antonio", April 8th, 1944.
( Photo Sausalito Historical Society )
 "Mission San Antonio", after her launching of April 8th, 1944.
( Photo Sausalito Historical Society )
USNS Mission San Antonio (T-AO-119) underway, date and location unknown.
( Photo thanks to David Buell )
 
"Seatrain San Juan", ex. "Transarctic", ex. "Mission San Antonio".
( Photo copyright W. Schell )

MISSION SAN ANTONIO, T2-SE-A2
History :
Built by Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnumber 40. UMSC No. 1816. Off. nr. 245622.
Keel laid 15-01-1944. Launched 08-04-1944. Completed 22-05-1944. 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.
History:
MISSION SAN ANTONIO-1944 Completed for U.S. War Shipping Administration, San Francisco, USA.
MISSION SAN ANTONIO-1944 Chartered, 24 May, to Los Angeles Tankers Operations, Inc. , USA.
MISSION SAN ANTONIO-1945 Returned to the Maritime Commission, 30 April, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
AO-119 MISSION SAN ANTONIO-1947 Acquired by the US Navy, 22 October and assigned to the Naval Transportation Service (NTS) as Mission San Antonio (AO-119).
T-AO-119 MISSION SAN ANTONIO-1949 Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 October, and placed in service as USNS Mission San Antonio (T-AO-119)
T-AO-119 MISSION SAN ANTONIO-1954 Placed out of service, 22 November. Returned to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
T-AO-119 MISSION SAN ANTONIO-1956 Reacquired by the Navy, 6 July and placed in service under MSTS control.
T-AO-119 MISSION SAN ANTONIO-1959 Placed out of service, 16 December 1959.
T-AO-119 MISSION SAN ANTONIO-1957 Returned to the Maritime Administration, 11 November, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
T-AO-119 MISSION SAN ANTONIO-1960 Reacquired by the Navy 9 June and placed in service under MSTS control.
T-AO-119 MISSION SAN ANTONIO-1965 Placed out of service, 11 January. Returned to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Halls, VA. Struck from the Naval Register 11 January.
T-AO-119 MISSION SAN ANTONIO-1965 Sold to Florida Waterways Corp. for conversion to a bulk carrier, under MARAD contract of 29 April, and renamed Transarctic.
TRANSARCTIC-1966 for Hudson Waterways Corporation, New York, USA., for conversion to a combination train ferry and containership.
SEATRAIN SAN JUAN-1966 renamed for Hudson Waterways Corp., New York, USA.
SEATRAIN SAN JUAN-1972 for Tyler Tanker Corporation, New York, USA.
SEATRAIN SAN JUAN-1975 for U.S. Dept. of Commerce, New York, USA.
SAN JUAN-1978 for U.S. Dept. of Commerce, New York, USA.
Additional Reports :
Reported Transarctic converted into container ship in 1966 by Savnnah Machine & Foundry Co., Savannah, Ga.
New dimensions 7435 grt / 10453 dwt, 1 Hold. 1 Hatch: 18,5 x 11,4 m. Container capacity 305/40. C/Hold : 84/40, C/Deck : 221/40.
Reported San Juan sold to shipbreakers in Spain. Arrived Castellon 28 Oct. 1983 to be broken up. [ By Isaac Manuel Varelo Davilillo ]

SS Mission San Antonio, T-2 Tanker, hull # 40, Marinship's 25th tanker, keel laid 1/15/44, launched Apr. 8, 1944 Sponsor: Mrs. Marion McClure, wife of Outfitting employee; Matron of Honor: Mrs. Eugene S. Hagler, wife of Pipefitter foreman. USN owned in October, 1960. Container Ship "Seatrain San Juan" 10/66.