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USAPRS Arthur C. Ely
Enceladus Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 24 April 1944, as Symmes Potter, a Maritime Commission type (N3-M-A1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 651) at Penn-Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Launched, 13 September 1944
Reassigned for delivery, 13 September 1944, to the US Army
Assigned to the US Army as USAPRS Arthur C. Ely a Port Rehabilitation vessel
Struck from the Naval Register, 13 September 1944
Never put into service, declared as surplus to the Navy's needs
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 8 August 1947, for layup 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sold for scrapping, 4 March 1965, to Zidell Explorations Inc., (PD-X-687, dated 11 February 1965), for $28,011.91, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet,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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