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USAPRS Henry Wright Hurley
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Foxtrot - Romeo
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:
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 by US Navy
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
Allocated to the US Army Corp of Engineers
Renamed USAPRS Henry Wright Hurley, conversion to a a Port Rehabilitation Ship completed circa June 1944 at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Inc., Baltimore, MD.
Henry Wright Hurley served as a Corp of Engineers port repair ship until her transfer to the Maritime Commission in 1947
Decommissioned by the US Army, date unknown
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sold for scrapping, 4 March 1965, to Zidell Explorations Inc., (PD-X-687, dated 11 February 1965), for $28,011.91, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet,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), 5,200 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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Norma (AK-86) / USAPRS Henry Wright Hurley
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 15 February 2019
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