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USAPRS Robert M. Emery
Mira (AK-84)

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
    Complement 83
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    Mira 1825k 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. Darryl Baker
    Mira 36k Ex-USAPRS Robert M. Emery [ex-Mira (AK 84) as Marine Wonderland, at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA., in December 1969. Photographer unknown. Robert Hurst

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