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USAPRS Robert M. Emery
Enceladus Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 22 May 1943, as MV William Nott, a Maritime Commission type (N3-M-A1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract, (MC hull 469), at Penn-Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J.
Launched, 31 October 1943
Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission, 6 November 1943
Delivered to the US Army Transportation Service, 7 November 1943
Struck from the Naval Register, 16 November 1943
Renamed USAT Robert M. Emery a Port Rehabilitation vessel in 1944
Returned to the Maritime Commission, date unknown
Sold to Canadian interests in 1966 and towed to Victoria, B. C. and reportedly docked at the foot of Fort Street
Resold in 1969, to US interest, renamed Marine Wonderland, converted to an attraction at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, CA., until 1970
Final Disposition, towed to Astoria, OR. and apparently scrapped in Tacoma, WA. during late 1984
Displacement 1,677 t.(lt), 5,200 t.(fl)
Length 269' 10"
Beam 42' 6"
Draft 20' 8"
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Cargo Capacity 3,175 DWT
non-refrigerated 115,873 Cu. ft.
Speed 10.25 kts
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
Diesel 1,940 Bbls
one Cooper Bessemer Diesel engine
Ship's Service Generators
three Diesel-drive 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
two Diesel-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 1,190shp
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||Stern view of ex-USAPRS Robert M. Emery [ex-Mira (AK 84)], 27 January 1978 at Rio Vista, CA. She was auctioned off to Mr. Paul W. Rice of Oakland for $37,000 on this date by Solano County for delinquent taxes. Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
||Ex-USAPRS Robert M. Emery [ex-Mira (AK 84) as Marine Wonderland, at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA., in December 1969. Photographer unknown.
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