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USNS Shawnee Trail (T-AO-142)


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 SS Shawnee Trail (AO-142), operated for the Navy Transportation Service by a civilian contractor
  • Transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (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 (MARAD), 1 November 1957 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Reacquired by the Military Sealift Command (MSC), 20 January 1965, and placed in service as USNS Shawnee Trail (T-AO-142)
  • 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 (As Built):
    Displacement 10,200 t.(lt) 22,380 t.(fl)
    Length 523' 6"
    Beam 68'
    Draft 30' 10"
    Speed 15.1 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Armament none
    Cargo Capacity 15,300 DWT
    Oil 120,400 Bbls
    Gasoline 575,000 Gals
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 9,235 Bbls,
    Propulsion
    one General Electric turbo-electric engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boiler, 450psi 730°
    Ship's Service Generators
    two turbo-drive 400Kw 450V A.C.
    two turbo-drive 85Kw 120V D.C.
    two turbo-drive 55Kw 120V D.C.
    one turbo-drive 50Kw 450V A.C.
    single propeller, 6,000shp

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    Shawnee Trail 48k Ex-USNS Shawnee Trail (T-AO-142) tied up, at Kearny, New Jersey, 29 February 1976.
    Photo John Kelly, courtesy Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages
    Robert Hurst

    USNS Shawnee Trail (T-AO-142)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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