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T-AO-151 / T-AOT-151 Shoshone

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Maumee Class Fleet Oiler:
  • Laid down, 15 August 1955 as Shoshone a Maritime Administration type (T3-S-12a) tanker hull under Maritime Administration contract (MA hull 40) at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, PA.
  • Launched, 17January 1957
  • Placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Shoshone (T-AO-151)
  • Operated for MSTS by Marine Transport Lines under a long-term consecutive-voyage charter
  • Reclassified Transport Oiler T-AOT-151 (date unknown}
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Title transferred to the Maritime Administration, 1 October 1994, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Reacquired, 11 May 2002, for further transfer to the Office of Naval Research, fate unknown
    Displacement 7,814 t.(lt) 32,950 t.(fl)
    Length 614' 6"
    Beam 83' 6"
    Draft 32'
    Speed 18 kts
    Complement 52
    Armament none
    Cargo Capacity 190,000-bbls
    Propulsion steam turbine, single shaft
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    Size Image Description Contributed
    Shoshone 166k Shoshone (T-AO-151) underway, date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo from "Sealift" magazine
    Carl R. Friberg Jr.

    View the Shoshone (T-AO-151)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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