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Contocook / Mission San Francisco (2)
See also : Fatal accident of the USNS Mission San Francisco (T-AO-123)

Mission Buenaventura Class Fleet Oiler:
 "Mission San Francisco (2) (T-AO-123)", ex. "Contocook", at anchor off Pusan Korea, 1951-52.
"Mission San Francisco (2) (T-AO-123)", ex. "Contocook", at anchor, date and place unknown.
 "Mission San Francisco (2)", ex. "Contocook".

History :
Built by Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnumber 91. UMSC No. None. Off. nr. 248850.
Keel laid 05-05-1945. Launched 18-09-1945. Completed 11-10-1945. Gr. 10388 t., Net. 6512 t., Dw. 16556 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,20 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Eliott & Company, Jeanette, Pennsylvania. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
Launched as CONTOCOOK-1945.
CONTOCOOK-1945 Completed for United States Navy, San Francisco, California, USA.
CONTOCOOK-1945 Chartered to Deconhill Shipping Co.
CONTOCOOK-1946 Returned to the Maritime Commission, 14 April, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
AO-123 Mission San Francisco (2)-1947 Acquired by the Navy, 28 October, and placed in service with the Naval Transportation Service (NTS) as Mission San Francisco (2) (AO-123)
AO-123 Mission San Francisco (2)-1949 Transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 October.
T-AO-123 Mission San Francisco (2)-1949 Redesignated USNS Mission San Francisco (2) (T-AO-123)
T-AO-123 Mission San Francisco (2)-1954 Returned to the Maritime Administration, 18 January for lay up in the Maritime Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
T-AO-123 Mission San Francisco (2)-1956 Reacquired by the Navy, 20 October, and placed in service with MSTS, chartered to Mathiasens Tanker Industries
T-AO-123 Mission San Francisco (2)-1957 Lost due to collision with the Liberian freighter Elna II off New Castle, DL., on the Delaware River, 7 March, declared unsalvageable by the Navy.
T-AO-123 Mission San Francisco (2)-1957 Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March.
Additional Reports:
Reported Mission San Francisco was involved in collision on Delaware River 7 Mar. 1957 with Liberian s.s. ELNA II, exploded and broke in two.
Reported Mission San Francisco sold to shipbreakers in USA. Arrived Boston 1958 in sections, in tow to be broken up. [ By Boston Metals Co. ]

MARAD Status Card.