USNS Mission Santa Ynez (T-AO-134)

Headed for Texas about April 10, 2010 - she was moored in Row E at Suisun Bay so we didn't see her.

The Mission Santa Ynez will be the fifth ship removed from Suisun Bay since October when the
Obama administration ended a two-year moratorium and began recycling ships as the litigation
played out before Burrell.   TIMES HERALD  March 31, 2010



Laid down, 9 September 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull
under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1275) at Marinship Corp., Sausalito, CA.

Displacement 5,532 t.(lt) 21,880 t.(fl)      Length 524'      Beam 68'      Draft 30' (max)      Speed 16.5 kts.
Complement 52 mariners      Armament none      Propulsion turbo-electric, single screw, 6000hp
Ship Plan





From: Wikipedia 



Being towed backwards under I-680

Tugboats push the Mission Santa Ynez under the Benicia Bridge as it makes its way to a San Francisco shipyard where it will be prepped
for its journey to a Texas scrap yard. The tanker was part of the ghost fleet. Photo: Lance Iversen / The Chronicle


Pushing her into BAE Systems Pier 70 dry dock.


April 10, 2010. © Andrew Dyer   http://www.robindesbois.org/english/shipbreaking19.pdf


IN DRYDOCK  by: daver6@sbcglobal.net'     On Youtube


The Tug Michael McAllister, led by Captain Darryl Busby and his crew, arrived in San Francisco on April 11th.
She immediately hooked up to the USNS MISSION SANTA YNEZ, turned around on April 12th and headed for Brownsville.

May 3, 2010 - Through PANAMA CANAL by: Travel Server













Report CONTINUES at BROWNSVILLE web page.




TUG Michael J. McAllister outbound off NOB Norfolk on September 24, 2009    from: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1021190
 Length 24m;  Width 10m;  Speed: Max/Avg.   12.4 / 8.6 knots.     IMO: 7207073    MMSI: 367136570     Call sign: WDD3818




 
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