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Shawnee Trail
T2-SE-A1
"USS Shawnee Trail" at Kearny New Jersey on Feb 29 1976
( Photo by John Kelly )

SHAWNEE TRAIL, T2-SE-A1
History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 71. UMSC No. 1928. Off. nr. 245924.
Keel laid 18-04-1944. Launched 31-05-1944. Completed 28-06-1944. Gr. 10448 t., Net. 6285 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 8,99 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
History:
SHAWNEE TRAIL-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
EMBA II-1944 delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 28 June 1944, for Lend-lease to the Soviet Union
EMBA II-1944 for Dalíne Vostochnoye Gosudarstvyennoye Morskoye Parakhonstvo, Vladivostok, Russia, for Lend-lease to the Soviet Union.
EMBA II-1948a Returned tp United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
EMBA II-1948b Acquired by the Navy, 25 May 1948
AO-142 SHAWNEE TRAIL-1948c Designated SS Shawnee Trail (AO-142), operated for the Navy Transportation Service by a civilian contractor
T-AO-142 SHAWNEE TRAIL-1949 Transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 October and placed in service as USNS Shawnee Trail (T-AO-142)
T-AO-142 SHAWNEE TRAIL-1957 Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register, and transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 1 November for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
T-AO-142 SHAWNEE TRAIL-1965 Reacquired by the Military Sealift Command (MSC), 20 January 1965 and placed in service.
T-AO-142 SHAWNEE TRAIL-1972 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.
AO-142 SHAWNEE TRAIL-1973 Disposition, sold for scrapping, 10 August.
Additional Reports:
Reported Shawnee Trail sold to shipbreakers in USA. Arrived, New York 10 Aug. 1973 to be broken up. [ By Union Minerals & Alloys Corporation ]