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T-AO-142 Shawnee Trail
Suamico Class Fleet Oiler: Laid down, 18 April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract, (MC hull 1928), at Kaiser Co., Inc., Portland, OR.; Launched, 31 May 1944; Delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 28 June 1944, for Lend-lease to the Soviet Union; Returned to the Maritime Commission in 1948; Acquired by the Navy, 25 May 1948; Designated (AO-142), operated for the Navy Transportation Service by a civilian contractor; Transferred to MSTS, 1 October 1949, and placed in service as USNS Shawnee Trail (T-AO-142); Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register, and transferred to the Maritime Administration,1 November 1972 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Fort Eustis, VA.; Reacquired by MSTS, 20 January 1965 and placed in service; Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register, and transferred to MARAD for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Fort Eustis, VA., 24 February 1972; Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 10 August 1973, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., New York.
Specifications: Displacement 5,730 t.(lt) 21,880 t.(fl); Length 523' 6"; Beam 68'; Draft 31'; Speed 15.5kts; Complement 52; Armament none; Capacity 140,000 barrels; Propulsion, turbo-electric, single propeller, 8,000hp.
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