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USAPRS Henry Wright Hurley
Norma (AK-86)

Enceladus Class Cargo Ship:
  • Originally designated MV Sumner Pierce a Maritime Commission type (N3-M-A1) hull, to be build under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 649) at Penn-Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J.
  • Renamed Norma (AK-86), 30 October 1942
  • Laid down, 3 December 1943
  • Launched, 4 June 1944
  • Delivered to the Navy, 6 June 1944
  • Transferred to the US Army Transportation Service, the same day
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 June 1944
  • Completed as a Port Rehabilitation vessel and renamed USAPRS Henry Wright Hurley
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 8 August 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 4 March 1965, to Zidell Explorations Inc., (PD-X-687, dated 11 February 1965), for $28,011.91, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 31 March 1965

    Displacement 1,677 t.(lt), 5,202 t.(fl)
    Length 269' 10"
    Beam 42' 6"
    Draft 20' 9"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 83
    Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    Propulsion diesel, single shaft, 1,300shp

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    Norma 61k USAPR Henry Wright Hurley Port Rehabilitation vessel at anchor, date and location unknown. Ramon Jackson

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