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USAPRS Richard R. Arnold
Enceladus Class Cargo Ship:
Transferred from the Maritime Commission as MV Josiah Paul to the US Navy, 1 January 1943, prior to the start of construction
Renamed Nashira (AK-85), 30 October 1943
Laid down, 1 November 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (N3-M-A1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract, (MC hull 648), at Penn-Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J.
Launched, 23 April 1944
Delivered to the US Navy, 25 April 1944
Turned over to the US Army the same day
Completed as a Port Rehabilitation vessel and renamed USAPRS Richard R. Arnold
Struck from the Naval Register, 9 June 1944
Returned to the Maritime Administration, 17 July 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Sold, 3 March 1965 to Kelbar Inc., Midland Tx., for conversion to a drilling ship at Tacoma, WA., (PD-X-687 dated 11 February 1965) for $31,151.00. Withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 29 March 1965
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 1,677 t.(lt), 5,202 t.(fl)
Length 269' 10"
Beam 42' 6"
Draft 20' 9"
Speed 10 kts.
Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
Propulsion diesel, single shaft, 1,300shp
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