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Mission Dolores
T2-SE-A2
Mission Buenaventura Class Fleet Oiler:
 Mission Dolores underway for sea-trail, June, 1944.
( Photo thanks to David Buell )
 
USNS Mission Dolores (T-AO-115) underway, probably near Long Beach CA., date unknown.
( Photo thanks to David Buell )
USNS Mission Dolores (T-AO-115) underway in the harbor at Long Beach CA., date unknown.
( Photo thanks to David Buell )
 
USNS Mission Dolores (T-AO-115) underway in the harbor at Long Beach CA., date unknown.
 
 "Tampa", ex. "Mission Dolores", on the River Weser; leaving Bremen (Germany), May 1971.
( Photo by G. Mueller-Debus )

MISSION SAN GABRIEL, T2-SE-A2
History :
Built by Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnumber 42. UMSC No. 1818. Off. nr. 245726.
Keel laid 18-02-1944. Launched 26-04-1944. Completed 31-05-1944. 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, Cleveland, Ohio. 10000 B.h.p., 7356 kW. Speed 16 knots. 26 Tanks.
History:
MISSION DOLORES-1944 Completed for U.S. War Shipping Administration, San Francisco, USA.
MISSION DOLORES-1944 Delivered to Pacific Tankers, Inc, 31 May, at Sausalito, CA.
MISSION DOLORES-1946 Returned to the Maritime Commission, 17 May, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
MISSION DOLORES-1947 Acquired by the Navy, 20 October, designated Mission Dolores (AO-115) and assigned to the Naval Transportation Service (NTS)
AO-115 MISSION DOLORES-1949 Absorbed into the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 October and redesignated USNS Mission Dolores (T-AO-115)
T-AO-115 MISSION DOLORES-1955 Placed out of service, 30 March. Struck from the Naval Register, and returned to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA., 22 June.
T-AO-115 MISSION DOLORES-1956 Reacquired by the Navy, 27 June, and placed in service with MSTS on the same date
T-AO-115 MISSION DOLORES-1957 Place out of service, struck from the Naval Register and returned to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA., 19 September.
T-AO-115 MISSION DOLORES-1969 Transferred by MARAD, 21 April to Sea-Land Service Inc. for conversion to a containership
TAMPA-1969 for Sea-Land Service Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
TAMPA-1970 for Reynolds Leasing Corporatio, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
Additional Reports :
Reported Tampa converted into container ship in 1969 by Todd Shipyard Corp., Galveston, delivered Nov. 1969.
New Dimensions 11601 grt / 13596 dwt, 4 Holds. 16 hatches. Container capacity 332/35. C/Hold: 226/35, C/Deck 106/35.
Reported Tampa sold to shipbreakers in Spain. Arrived Castellon, arrived prior 1 Dec. 1984 in tow, to be broken up. [ By Isaac Manuel Varelo Davilillo ]

SS Mission Dolores, T-2 Tanker, hull # 42, keel laid 2/13/44, launched Apr. 26, 1944 Sponsor: Mrs. William E. Briggs, Plant Divison employee; matron of honor, Mrs. A. S. Flatt. In USMC Reserve Fleet in October, 1960. Container Ship "Tampa" 11/69.