|USNS Shoshone AO-151
Removed from Suisun Bay Fleet on 2-19-14
Cleaning at BAE Systems - then to Texas.
Arrival of Michael J. McAllister.
Class Fleet Oiler: MARAD
The Shoshone did not undergo any substantial modifications during its service life. The vessel retains its historical integrity, being substantially unchanged from original construction. All (or most) salient design features of structure, machinery, and equipment are substantially intact. The vessel’s physical integrity is slightly degraded, and the vessel’s overall condition is fair. Shoshone currently  holds a large amount of oil.
The Shoshone is
example of a standard design tanker built to provide transportation and
of bulk petroleum products for the U.S. military. The class does not
a revolutionary design, other than the fact that it was considerably
than its predecessors and therefore able to transport greater
fuel. It did not influence the design of future tanker classes. In
fact, by the
mid-to-late 1960s, most new tankers featured all-aft superstructures
machinery, replacing the traditional divided superstructure profile
been popular since the early twentieth century.