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Mission Buenaventura-class oiler
USNS Mission Buenaventura.jpg
Mission Buenaventura
Class overview
Name: Mission Buenaventura class
Builders: Marinship, Sausalito, California
Operators:  United States Navy
Built: 1943–1945
In commission: 1944–1980
Completed: 27
General characteristics
Type: Type T2-SE-A2 tanker
  • 5,532 short tons (5,019 t) (light)
  • 21,800 short tons (19,777 t) (full)
Length: 524 ft (160 m)
Beam: 68 ft (21 m)
Draft: 30 ft (9.1 m)
  • Turbo-electric
  • 10,000 hp (7,457 kW)
  • Single screw
Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h; 19.0 mph)
Complement: 52

The Mission Buenaventura class was a series of oilers in World War II in service with the United States Navy. Each of the ships was named after a mission or settlement along the El Camino Real in California, the sole exception being Mission Loreto, named for a settlement in Baja California Sur. When Mission Santa Ynez was scrapped in 2010 she was the last of the over 500 T2 tankers built during the war. The following ships were Mission Buenaventura-class oilers:

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