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USNS Shoshone (T-AOT-151)
USNS Shoshone (T-AO-151)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Tango - Hotel
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal - Southwest Asia 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, 17 January 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 in 1984
  • Laid up in Reserve (RRF-10), 2 October 1984, at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Benecia, CA.
  • Withdrawn from Reserve, 28 November 1990, for a special Ready Reserve Force project
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • USNS Shoshone (T-AOT-151) participated in operation Desert Storm, 25 February 1991 and 19 March 1991
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Title transferred to the Maritime Administration, 7 October 1994, downgraded to NDRF and for laid 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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    Shoshone 36k USNS Shoshone (T-AO-151) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Shoshone 98k USNS Shoshone (T-AO-151) underway, date and location unknown.
    MARAD photo.

    USNS Shoshone (T-AO-151)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    MARAD Vessel History Database
    National Register Eligibility Assessment
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