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USAPRS Robert M. Emery
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Enceladus Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 22 May 1943, as MV Robert M. Emery, a Maritime Commission type (N3-M-A1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract, (MC hull 471), at Penn-Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J.
Launched, 31 October 1943
Delivered to the US Navy, 6 November 1943
Transferred to the US Army Transportation Service, 7 November 1943
Struck from the Naval Register, 16 November 1943
Allocated to the US Army Corp of Engineers
Renamed USAPRS Robert M. Emery, conversion to a a Port Rehabilitation Ship completed circa June 1944 at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Inc., Baltimore, MD.
Robert M. Emery served as a Corp of Engineers port repair ship until her transfer to the Maritime Commission in 1947
Returned by the Maritime Commission, 27 August 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
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Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 4 March 1965 (PD-X-687 dated 11 February 1965) for $23,611.51, withdrawn, from the reserve fleet, 31 March 1965 by tow to
Astoria, OR. and at 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.
Mira (AK-84) / USAPRS Robert M. Emery
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
United States Army in World War II - The Corps of Engineers: Troops and Equipment- Chapter XVII - Preparing to Reconstruct Ports
Last Updated 22 February 2019
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