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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"
Speed 18 kts
Cargo Capacity 190,000-bbls
Propulsion steam turbine, single shaft
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||Shoshone (T-AO-151) underway, date and place unknown.
US Navy photo from "Sealift" magazine
|Carl R. Friberg Jr.
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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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Last Updated 15 October 2004
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