USNS Shoshone AO-151 
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Removed from Suisun Bay Fleet on 2-19-14
Cleaning at BAE Systems - then to Texas.
Arrival of Michael J. McAllister.

Shoshone  A River named after the western Native American tribe, in Wyoming.
Shoshone will be towed by the towing vessel Michael J. McAllister - left Bay area on March 5th for ESCO Marine
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--  LAST VOYAGE    --    PANAMA CROSSING
Specifications:

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.

Maumee Class Fleet Oiler:     MARAD Description
Laid down, 15 August 1955 as [the 3rd] 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 (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; Placed out of service; Struck from the Naval Register  (dates unknown)

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 [2013] holds a large amount of oil.

The Shoshone is an example of a standard design tanker built to provide transportation and storage of bulk petroleum products for the U.S. military. The class does not represent a revolutionary design, other than the fact that it was considerably larger than its predecessors and therefore able to transport greater quantities of 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 and machinery, replacing the traditional divided superstructure profile that had been popular since the early twentieth century.

The Shoshone was placed at the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet in Benicia, California on February 10, 1984. In November 1990, the ship was moved to the Mare Island Naval Shipyard and upgraded to Ready Reserve status. In February 1991, MSC activated Shoshone for Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, but the activation was cancelled less than one month later. Shoshone was downgraded from the Ready Reserve on October 7, 1994. In 2001, Shoshone was towed from Suisun Bay to the Bay Ship & Yacht Shipyard in Richmond, California where the Office of Naval Research used the ship to test oil spill avoidance systems for single hull tankers. On October 1, 2004, the vessel was downgraded from retention status to non-retention status.  NATIONAL REGISTER ELIGIBILITY ASSESSMENT

A Suisun Bay Aerial Image - Row K