MISSION BUENAVENTURA


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Year Built
1968
Official Number
516521
Ship Yard
Bethlehem Steel Shipbuilding Division
General Type
Tanker
Specific Type
Tanker - Oil
MARAD Type
--
Ship Length
660.2 feet
Beam
90.00 feet
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
16757 tons
Gross Tons
20751 tons
Cargo Capacity
"296626" barrels
Draft, Summer
36.64 tons
Draft, Lightweight
--
Displacement, Summer
46243 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
12300 tons
Immersion, Summer
--
Immersion, Lightweight
--
Fate
--


Historical Narrative



The Maritime Administration's National Register Eligibility Assessment for Mission Buenaventura, available in the Documents section, contains a detailed history of the vessel.

The Maritime Administration withdrew Mission Buenaventura from the National Defense Reserve Fleet on October 24, 2012, when it departed the Beaumont Reserve Fleet after having been sold for dismantlement.

Vessel Name History

1968 - 1987: Spirit of Liberty
1987 - 2012: Mission Buenaventura
Mission
Mission Name
Vietnam War
Operations Desert Shield/Storm/Sortie
Historical Documents
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Milestones


Event: Acquisition
Date: 10/22/1987

Event: Ship Name Change
Date: 10/23/1987

Ship SPIRIT OF LIBERTY changes name to MISSION BUENAVENTURA
Event: Activation
Date: 1/1/1991

"The Mission Buenaventura was activated in 1991 at the Houston Ship Repair in Orange, Texas. The tanker supplied fuel to U.S. military forces in Jeddah Saudi Arabia and Khorfakkan in the United Arab Emirates between February and April 1991"
Event: Deactivation
Date: 6/1/1991

"In June 1991 Houston Ship Repair was awarded the contract to deactivate the tanker in Galveston, Texas."
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/29/1997

ENRTE: R & R Marin for topside repairs
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/29/1997

At R & R Maringe for topside repairs
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/26/1997

ENRTE: BRF
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/26/1997

Completed steel repairs and topside
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/15/1998

ENRTE:Houston Ship Repair for Activation
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/15/1998

Completed Activation @ HSR in Orange TX
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/26/1998

No-Notice Turbo Activation 98-3
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/29/1998

Activation complete @ sea/@ MMR Facility
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/23/1998

ENRTE: BRF after completion of repairs
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/23/1998

Completed repairs at R & R Marine
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/30/2001

Under tow to Bender S/Y for drydocking
Event: Repairs
Date: 12/1/2001

"drydocked at the Bender shipyard in Mobile, Alabama in December 2001"
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/5/2001

At Bender S/Y for drydocking and repairs
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/18/2001

Tow to BRF after completing drydocking
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/22/2001

Returned from drydocking
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 2/2/2002

Under tow to CBH Services for repairs
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 2/2/2002

At CBH Services for top side repairs
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/26/2002

Under tow to BRF
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/26/2002

Returned from repairs at CBH Services
Event: Downgrade
Date: 7/31/2004

"The vessel was officially downgraded from the RRF on July 31, 2004,"
Event:
Date: 3/4/2008

Event: Cleared NHPA Review
Date: 4/1/2009

Vessel cleared NHPA review.
Event: Withdrawal
Date: 10/24/2012

Sold for dismantlement

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Documents


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