OILER - HISTORIC VALUE REVIEWS
 

On December 30, 2011, Vern received from the Maritime Administration,
a reasoning as to why certain Oilers are in status "Historic Review".

The ships in question are
USNS Shoshone (T-AO-151)  and USS Wichita  (AOR-1)
The reviews are to see if the ships are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

As per the National Historic Preservation Act, Federal agencies
must  take into account the effect of their “undertakings” (which in this case is the disposal).

Click the ship PROFILE images to view the report

USNS Shoshone (T-AO-151)

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USS Wichita  (AOR-1)

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While talking to D.C. on making a museum, they said the only type of auxilary ship
 that has been successfully saved is the "Victories" and the "Liberties".
So shipmates; think SHIP MODEL like Capt. Moloney does.


The only way an oiler can be memorilized is like that in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
The USS TAMALPAIS AO-96 is modeled well there.

Make a model like I have drawn up of USS KAWISHIWI AO-146
Then have it displayed aboard a CARRIER MUSEUM.



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