USS Shoshone III  

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Shoshone III AO-151

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Shoshone III

(AO-151: dp. 7,761; 1. 620'; b. 84'; dr. 32', s. 18 k.
cpl. 52; cl. Maumee; T. 5-S-12A)

The third Shoshone (AO-151) was laid down on 15 August 1955 by Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Chester, Pa., launched on 17 January 1957, sponsored by Mrs. James E. Van Zandt, and placed in service with the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) in April 1957.

Shoshone is a contract-operated tanker with a civilian crew and, since being placed into service, has delivered fuel oil and gasoline to American Forces at Atlantic and Pacific ocean ports. Into September 1974, she still operates with MSTS, now called the Military Sealift Command, from gulf coast ports.