POTOMAC (T-AO-181)


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Year Built
1964
Official Number
297163
Shipyard
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
General Type
Tanker
Specific Type
Tanker - LNG
MARAD Type
--
Ship Length
620 feet
Beam
83.5 feet
Mast Height
120.5 feet
Net Tons
9556 tons
Gross Tons
15739 tons
Cargo Capacity
174900 barrels
Draft, Summer
33.5 tons
Draft, Lightweight
--
Displacement, Summer
34800 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
7333 tons
Immersion, Summer
--
Immersion, Lightweight
--
Fate
Still in Govt. Service

Historical Narrative



Vessel Name History 



The Maritime Administration's National Register Eligibility Assessment and the National Park Service's HAER survey for Potomac, both available in the Documents section, contain detailed histories of the vessel.


Vessel Name History

POTOMAC (T-AO-181)

SHENANDOAH (AO-181)

Mission

No Mission for this vessel

Historical Documents
Name Download

Milestones


Event Date Content
Entry
3/5/1984
Acquisition
3/5/1984 Ex SHENANDOAH T-AOT 150
Service
1/1/1985 "In 1985, Potomac served as the prototype vessel for conversion to an Offshore Petroleum Discharge System Tanker (OPDS)."
Arrival
4/29/1986 "Potomac returned to the Beaumont Reserve Fleet on April 29, 1986"
Activation
12/9/1990 "Potomacs activation was ordered on December 9, 1990 to provide tanker support for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm"
Arrival
1/1/1991 During 1991 Potomac was assigned to the Afloat Prepositioning Force based at the island of Diego Garcia. This would remain its home port for the next decade.
Service
1/1/1994 "During 1994 Potomac assisted in the humanitarian relief efforts during a famine in Rwanda, in which it transported food and safe drinking water."
Interim Movement
1/14/1997 Operating 200 miles of DGAR
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1/17/1997 Completed 200 mile operation
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2/19/1997 Conducting Independent Steaming Ex.
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2/25/1997 Completed Independent Steaming Ex.
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3/8/1997 Conducting Independent Steaming Ex.
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3/13/1997 Completed Independent Steaming Ex.
Interim Movement
4/27/1997 ENRTE: Atlantis S/Y in Singapore
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5/4/1997
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5/20/1997 ENRTE: Kuwait to load cargo
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5/31/1997 In for bunkers
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6/1/1997 ENRTE: Ash Shuaiba Kuwait
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6/3/1997 In Ash Shuaiba Kuwait
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6/6/1997 ENRTE: Diego Garcia
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6/16/1997
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7/8/1997 Conducting Independent Steaming Exercise
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7/14/1997 Completed Independent Steaming Exercise
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8/12/1997 Conducting Independent Steaming Exercise
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8/18/1997 Completed Independent Steaming Exercise
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9/2/1997 Conducting Independent Steaming Exercise
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9/8/1997 Completed Independent Steaming Exercise
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10/8/1997 Conducting Indpendent Steaming Exercise
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10/14/1997 Completed Independent Steaming Exercise
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11/11/1997 Conducting Independent Steaming Exercise
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11/17/1997 Completed Independent Steaming Exercise
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12/6/1997 Conducting Independent Steaming Exercise
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12/12/1997 Completed Independent Steaming Exercise
Interim Movement
1/6/1998 Conducting Independent Steaming Exercise
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1/12/1998 Completed Independent Steaming Exercise
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2/17/1998 Conducting Independent Steaming Exercise
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2/23/1998 Completed Independent Steaming Exercise
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3/18/1998 Conducting Convoy Ops
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3/23/1998 Completed Convoy Ops
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4/7/1998 Conducting Independent Steaming Exercise
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4/13/1998 Completed Independent Steaming Exercise
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5/25/1998 ENRTE: Singapore w/ETA 05/30/98
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6/3/1998 In Singapore for topside work
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8/4/1998 Destination TBD
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8/17/1998 Loading bunkers
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8/17/1998 ENRTE: Shuiaba Kuwait to load JP-5
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8/19/1998 Loading JP-5
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8/21/1998 ENRTE: Diego Garcia
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8/29/1998
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10/10/1998 Conducting ISE
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10/10/1998 Completed ISE
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10/21/1998 Completed ISE
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10/23/1998 Conducting ISE
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11/17/1998 Conducting CONVOY EX/ISE
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11/20/1998 Completed Convoy EX/ISE
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12/28/1998 Conducting ISE w/ ETA 12/31/98
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12/30/1998 Completed ISE
Transport
1/1/1999 "In January 1999 it discharged cargo at Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates and at Ahmadi, Kuwait, in preparation for drydocking at Singapore."
Interim Movement
1/12/1999 ENRTE: Jebel Ali UAE to discharge JP-5
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1/23/1999 Discharging cargo
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1/25/1999 ENRTE: Ahmadi Kuwait
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1/27/1999 Discharging JP-5 in Ahmadi Kuwait
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1/30/1999 ENRTE: Diego Garcia
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2/9/1999
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3/16/1999 ENRTE: Singapore for inspects & drydock
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3/24/1999 In for regulatory inspects & drydocking
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5/31/1999 Conducting sea trial
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6/5/1999 Completed sea trial
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6/17/1999 ENRTE: Diego Garcia
Arrival
6/25/1999 "It returned to Diego Garcia from Singapore on June 25, 1999."
Interim Movement
6/25/1999 Vessel completed IMI inspection 06/29/99
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7/21/1999 Conducting ISE
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7/24/1999 Completed ISE
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9/15/1999 Conducting ISE
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9/16/1999 Completed ISE
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9/20/1999 Conducting ISE w/ETA 09/23/99
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9/23/1999 Completed ISE
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9/24/1999 ENRTE:Singapore f/ Ship Manager turnover
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9/30/1999 At anchorage for Ship Manager turnover
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10/8/1999 ENRTE: Diego Garcia w/ETA 10/14/99
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10/15/1999
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11/11/1999 ENRTE: S/Y in Singapore w/ETA 11/21/99
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11/21/1999 At shipyard
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12/22/1999 ENRTE: Diego Garcia
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12/30/1999 Returned from Singapore
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1/31/2000 Conducting ISE
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5/25/2000 ENRTE:Singapore f/ COI & topside repairs
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6/1/2000 In for repairs
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6/15/2000 ENRTE: Diego Garcia
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6/21/2000
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8/21/2000 Conducting ISE
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8/23/2000 Completed ISE
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9/5/2000 Conducting ISE
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9/7/2000 Completed ISE
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9/18/2000 Conducting ISE
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9/20/2000 Completed ISE
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11/27/2000 Conducting ISE
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11/29/2000 Completed ISE
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12/11/2000 Conducting ISE
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12/13/2000 Completed ISE
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1/16/2001 Conducting ISE
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1/18/2001 Completed ISE
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1/28/2001 Conducting ISE
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1/30/2001 Completed ISE
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3/4/2001 Conducting ISE
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3/9/2001 Completed ISE
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4/6/2001 ENRTE: Singapore w/ETA 04/13/01
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4/13/2001
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4/19/2001 ENRTE: Sasebo Japan
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4/23/2001 Returned to Singapore vice Sasebo Japan
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4/30/2001 ENRTE: Yokosuka Japan w/ETA 05/09/01
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5/9/2001
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5/16/2001 ENRTE: Marshall Islands w/ETA 05/20/01
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5/20/2001
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5/22/2001 EMRTE: Port Arthur TX for MARAD OPCON
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6/13/2001 S/Y package | MARAD OPCON (BRF) 6/25/01
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6/26/2001 Conducting sea trial to Orange TX
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6/27/2001 Completed sea trial at Port of Orange TX
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11/14/2001 ENRTE: Tampa Bay S/Y for drydocking
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11/17/2001 In for drydocking at Tampa Bay S/Y
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12/14/2001 Under tow to BRF
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12/19/2001 Returned from Tampa Bay S/Y
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1/15/2005 ENRTE: Gulf Copper for maintenance activation & sea trial
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1/15/2005 At Gulf Copper repair facility
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3/8/2005 Turbo Activation 05-2 sea trial
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3/12/2005 Completed Turbo Activation 05-2 sea trial
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6/14/2005 ENRTE: BRF
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6/14/2005 Arrival from CBH Services After Deactivation
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9/7/2005 Activated for Hurricane Katrina Relief
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9/7/2005 At CBH Services for dock trial
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10/27/2005 ENRTE: BRF following deactivation
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10/27/2005 Arrival from CBH Services after deactivation

7/31/2006

7/31/2006

11/1/2007 FY08 Planned Downgrade

11/1/2007 FY08 Planned Downgrade

11/1/2007

11/1/2007
Downgrade
8/11/2008 Downgraded from RRF to NDRF
Cleared NHPA Review
4/1/2009 Vessel cleared National Historic Preservation Act review.
Ship name change
9/5/2012
Withdrawal
9/5/2012 Vessel departed under domestic sale contract with ESCO Marine Inc. in Brownsville, TX.

Ship Imagery




Status Cards



Documents


Date Type Name Download
3/3/2009 Potomac_NHPA_History.pdf Default Generic Download Image
12/13/2013 Potomac_HAER_Report.pdf Default Generic Download Image

Plans


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Shipwreck Information


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