MISSION CAPISTRANO


A Ship picture that is represented by the ship name - MISSION CAPISTRANO
Year Built
1971
Official Number
531154
Ship Yard
Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation
General Type
Tanker
Specific Type
Tanker - Oil
MARAD Type
--
Ship Length
672.3 feet
Beam
90.00 feet
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
16954 tons
Gross Tons
20751 tons
Cargo Capacity
"296626 " barrels
Draft, Summer
36.22 tons
Draft, Lightweight
--
Displacement, Summer
45877 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
12300 tons
Immersion, Summer
--
Immersion, Lightweight
--
Fate
--


Historical Narrative



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

The Maritime Adminstration withdrew Mission Capistrano from the National Defense Reserve Fleet on July 5, 2012, upon its departure from Beaumont Reserve Fleet.  The vessel had been sold for dismantlement.

Vessel Name History

1971 - 1976: Falcon Lady
1976 - 1984: Columbia (AO-182)
1984 - 1987: Falcon Lady
1987 - 2012: Mission Capistrano

Photo Captions
1.) Mission Capistrano, underway, MARAD file photo. Date unknown.
2.) Mission Capistrano, underway, MARAD file photo. Date unknown.
3.) Mission Capistrano, underway, MARAD file photo, Date unknown.
4.) Mission Capistrano, underway, MARAD file photo, Date unknown.
5.) Mission Capistrano, underway, MARAD file photo, Date unknown.
6.) Mission Capistrano, underway, MARAD file photo, Date unknown.  

Mission
Mission Name
Operations Desert Shield/Storm/Sortie
Historical Documents
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Milestones


Event: Ship Name Change
Date: 12/1/1987

Ship FALCON LADY changes name to MISSION CAPISTRANO
Event: Entry
Date: 3/1/1988

Event: Activation
Date: 2/15/1991

"MSC activated Mission Capistrano for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm on February 15, 1991, and the ship went to Gulf Copper in Port Arthur, Texas for activation"
Event: Repairs
Date: 4/17/1991

"Repairs to the ship were not completed until April 17, 1991. By that late date in the conflict the ship was no longer required and therefore did not participate in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm"
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 6/27/1997

ENRTE: Bender Shipbuilding and Repair
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 6/30/1997

At Bender Shipbuilding & Repair
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 8/5/1997

ENRTE: BRF
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 8/7/1997

Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/13/1997

ENRTE: CBH Services in Orange TX
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/13/1997

At CBH Services Inc.
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/27/1997

Conducting sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/29/1997

Completed sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/31/1997

ENRTE: BRF
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/31/1997

Completed no-notice activation and deact
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 4/25/2000

ENRTE: R&R Marine Shipyard
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 4/25/2000

At R & R Marine Shipyard Port Arthur TX
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/13/2000

ENRTE: BRF
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/13/2000

Return from maintenance and deactivation
Event: Downgrade
Date: 7/31/2004

"The vessel was officially downgraded from the RRF on July 31, 2004"
Event: Status Change
Date: 8/1/2006

designated for disposal in 2006
Event: Cleared NHPA Review
Date: 4/1/2009

Vessel cleared National Historic Preservation Act review.
Event: Withdrawal
Date: 7/5/2012

Sold for dismantlement under contract with International Shipbreaking Ltd. in Brownsville, TX.

Ship Imagery


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Status Cards


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Documents


Date Type Name Expand Download
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Plans


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Shipwreck Information


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