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USAPRS Henry Wright Hurley
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sold for scrapping, 4 March 1965, to Zidell Explorations Inc., (PD-X-687, dated 11 February 1965), for $28,011.91, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet,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.
Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
Propulsion diesel, single shaft, 1,300shp
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