MISSION BUENAVENTURA


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Year Built
1968
Official Number
516521
Shipyard
Bethlehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard
General Type
Tanker
Specific Type
Tanker - LNG
MARAD Type
--
Ship Length
660.2 feet
Beam
90 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
Still in Govt. Service

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


Vessel Name History

MISSION BUENAVENTURA

SPIRIT OF LIBERTY

Mission

No Mission for this vessel

Historical Documents
Name Download

Milestones


Event Date Content
Acquisition
10/22/1987
Ship Name Change
10/23/1987 Ship SPIRIT OF LIBERTY changes name to MISSION BUENAVENTURA
Activation
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"
Deactivation
6/1/1991 "In June 1991 Houston Ship Repair was awarded the contract to deactivate the tanker in Galveston, Texas."
Interim Movement
9/29/1997 ENRTE: R & R Marin for topside repairs
Interim Movement
9/29/1997 At R & R Maringe for topside repairs
Interim Movement
11/26/1997 ENRTE: BRF
Interim Movement
11/26/1997 Completed steel repairs and topside
Interim Movement
9/15/1998 ENRTE:Houston Ship Repair for Activation
Interim Movement
9/15/1998 Completed Activation @ HSR in Orange TX
Interim Movement
9/26/1998 No-Notice Turbo Activation 98-3
Interim Movement
9/29/1998 Activation complete @ sea/@ MMR Facility
Interim Movement
11/23/1998 ENRTE: BRF after completion of repairs
Interim Movement
11/23/1998 Completed repairs at R & R Marine
Interim Movement
11/30/2001 Under tow to Bender S/Y for drydocking
Repairs
12/1/2001 "drydocked at the Bender shipyard in Mobile, Alabama in December 2001"
Interim Movement
12/5/2001 At Bender S/Y for drydocking and repairs
Interim Movement
12/18/2001 Tow to BRF after completing drydocking
Interim Movement
12/22/2001 Returned from drydocking
Interim Movement
2/2/2002 Under tow to CBH Services for repairs
Interim Movement
2/2/2002 At CBH Services for top side repairs
Interim Movement
3/26/2002 Under tow to BRF
Interim Movement
3/26/2002 Returned from repairs at CBH Services
Downgrade
7/31/2004 "The vessel was officially downgraded from the RRF on July 31, 2004,"

3/4/2008
Cleared NHPA Review
4/1/2009 Vessel cleared NHPA review.
Withdrawal
10/24/2012 Sold for dismantlement

Ship Imagery




Status Cards



Documents


Date Type Name Download
3/5/2009 Mission_Buenaventura_NHPA_History.pdf Default Generic Download Image

Plans


No documents for this vessel


Shipwreck Information


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