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USNS Short Splice (T-AK-249)
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USAT Short Splice (1946 - 1950)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Sierra - Lima - Uniform
NSLU
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Alamosa Class Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 15 January 1945, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2464) at Consolidated Steel Corp. Wilmington, CA.
  • Launched, 3 March 1945
  • Delivered to the United States Steamship Lines, 18 May 1945
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration, date unknown USAT Short Splice, 17 July 1946
  • Decommissioned by the US Army and title transferred to the US Navy, 1 March 1950
  • Placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Short Splice (T-AK-249)
  • Placed out of service, 29 June 1973, at Sasebo, Japan
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 June 1973
  • Returned to the MARAD for disposal, 31 August 1973
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 31 August 1973, to Fuji Marden Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, B.C.C.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 6,240 t.(fl)
    Length 338' 3"
    Beam 50'
    Draft 21'
    Speed 12 kts,
    Complement 85
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller, 1,700shp

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    Short Splice 62k USNS Short Splice (T-AK-249) underway in Valletta Harbour, Malta, circa 1958. Photo by A. & J. Pavia, from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1958-59 Edition. Robert Hurst
    Short Splice 127k USNS Short Splice (T-AK-249) underway, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp

    USNS Short Splice (T-AK-249)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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