MISSION CAPISTRANO


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Year Built
1971
Official Number
531154
Shipyard
Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation
General Type
Tanker
Specific Type
Tanker - LNG
MARAD Type
--
Ship Length
672.3 feet
Beam
90 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
Sold - Scrap

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.  


Vessel Name History

FALCON LADY

MISSION CAPISTRANO

Mission

No Mission for this vessel

Historical Documents
Name Download

Milestones


Event Date Content
Ship Name Change
12/1/1987 Ship FALCON LADY changes name to MISSION CAPISTRANO
Entry
3/1/1988
Activation
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"
Repairs
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"
Interim Movement
6/27/1997 ENRTE: Bender Shipbuilding and Repair
Interim Movement
6/30/1997 At Bender Shipbuilding & Repair
Interim Movement
8/5/1997 ENRTE: BRF
Interim Movement
8/7/1997
Interim Movement
9/13/1997 ENRTE: CBH Services in Orange TX
Interim Movement
9/13/1997 At CBH Services Inc.
Interim Movement
9/27/1997 Conducting sea trial
Interim Movement
9/29/1997 Completed sea trial
Interim Movement
10/31/1997 ENRTE: BRF
Interim Movement
10/31/1997 Completed no-notice activation and deact
Interim Movement
4/25/2000 ENRTE: R&R Marine Shipyard
Interim Movement
4/25/2000 At R & R Marine Shipyard Port Arthur TX
Interim Movement
7/13/2000 ENRTE: BRF
Interim Movement
7/13/2000 Return from maintenance and deactivation
Downgrade
7/31/2004 "The vessel was officially downgraded from the RRF on July 31, 2004"
Status Change
8/1/2006 designated for disposal in 2006
Cleared NHPA Review
4/1/2009 Vessel cleared National Historic Preservation Act review.
Withdrawal
7/5/2012 Sold for dismantlement under contract with International Shipbreaking Ltd. in Brownsville, TX.

Ship Imagery




Status Cards



Documents


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

Plans


No documents for this vessel


Shipwreck Information


No ship wreck information for this vessel