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Muir Woods
Russian "Elbrus", ex. "Muir Woods".
( Photo Copyright Chris Howell )
 Naval Transportation Service (NTS) tanker "Muir Woods (AO-139)", ex. "Elbrus", ex. "Muit Woods",
in dry dock at Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1949.
(US Navy photo from the files of Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum)

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 128. UMSC No. 2411. Off. nr. AO-139.
Keel laid 06-01-1945. Launched 09-03-1945. Completed 22-03-1945. Gr. 10448 t., Net. 6285 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. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
MUIR WOODS-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
ELBRUS-1945 for Dalíne Vostochnoye Gosudarstvyennoye Morskoye Parakhonstvo, Vladivostok, Russia, for Lend-lease to the Soviet Union.
MUIR WOODS-1948 returned to US custody, 20 February 1948, at Trieste, Italy, placed in operation by Marine Transport Lines, 20 February, at Trieste under a Maritime Commission General Agency Agreement.
AO-139 MUIR WOODS-1948 delivered to the Maritime Commission and acquired by the Navy, 23 April and placed in service by the Navy Transportation Service (NTS) as Muir Woods (AO-139).
T-AO-139 MUIR WOODS-1949 Control transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), redesignated USNS Muir Woods (T-AO-139)
T-AO-139 MUIR WOODS-1959 Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register, and transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA., 10 June.
MUIR WOODS-1975 Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 2 December.
Additional Reports:
Reported Muir Woods sold to shipbreakers in USA. Arrived breakers yard Dec. 1975 to be broken up. [ By Lurla Bros., & Co., Inc., Cleveland ]