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Built July 1944 by The Kaiser Company, Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon,
as "Shawne Trail" # 1928, for U.M.S.C.
1944 - EMBA II, (ÝÌÁÀ II), Dal'nevostochnoye gosudarstvyennoye morskoye parokhodstvo, Vladivostok,RU
03/1948 - SHAWNEE TRAIL, U. S. Maritime Commission, Portland, Ore., US
05/1948 - U. S. Navy, (AO-142), operated in noncommercial status
01/1949 - Military Sea Transportation Service
11/1957 - U. S. Dept. of Commerce - Maritime Administration
01/1965 - U. S. Navy - Military Sea Transportation Service
02/1972 - U. S. Dept. of Commerce - Maritime Administration
Sold, Aug. 1973 to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., New York for scrapping.
( See photo below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "SHAWNEE TRAIL"
1944 EMBA II - 1948 SHAWNEE TRAIL
1948 - USS Shawnee Trail (AO-142)
T-AO-142 Shawnee Trail
Suamico Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, 18 April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A1) tanker hull, under Maritime
Commission contract, (MC hull 1928), at Kaiser Co., Inc., Portland, OR.;
Launched, 31 May 1944;
Delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 28 June 1944, for Lend-lease to the Soviet Union;
Returned to the Maritime Commission in 1948; Acquired by the Navy, 25 May 1948;
Designated (AO-142), operated for the Navy Transportation Service by a civilian contractor;
Transferred to MSTS, 1 October 1949, and placed in service as USNS Shawnee Trail (T-AO-142);
Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register, and transferred to the Maritime Administration,
1 November 1972 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Fort Eustis, VA.;
Reacquired by MSTS, 20 January 1965 and placed in service;
Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register, and transferred to MARAD for lay up in the
National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Fort Eustis, VA., 24 February 1972;
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 10 August 1973, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., New York.
Displacement 5,730 t.(lt) 21,880 t.(fl);
Length 523' 6";
Speed 15.5 kts;
Capacity 140,000 barrels;
Propulsion, turbo-electric, single propeller, 8,000hp.
View the Shawnee Trail (T-AO-142)
DANFS history entry located at Navsource.
"USS Shawnee Trail" at Kearny New Jersey on Feb 29 1976
( Photo by John Kelly )