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USS Torry (AKL-11)
USS Torry (AG-140) (1947 - 1949)
USAT FS-394 (1944 - 1949)
National Defense Service Medal
Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
Laid down, date unknown, at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Decatur, AL.
Delivered to the US Army, as Coastal Freighter FS-394, 2 September 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 22 February 1947, at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands
Commissioned Miscellaneous Auxiliary USS Torry (AG-140), 3 April 1947, at Apra, Guam, Marianas Islands
Reclassified Light Cargo Ship, (AKL-11), 31 March 1949
Decommissioned at Guam and loaned to the Department of the Interior, 24 July 1951, at Guam
Permanently transferred to the Department of the Interior and struck from the Naval Register, 29 January 1952
Sold by the Department of the Interior to Socony Mobil Oil Co., Inc in 1961
Sold to American M.A.R.C., Inc., of Inglewood, CA. in 1963
Sold to Western Offshore Drilling and Exploration Co., Sante Fe Springs, CA. in 1965
Sold to Omega Protein, date unknown, gutted for use as a Menhaden fishing boat
Sold to State of Delaware for use in the states artificial reef program
Final Disposition, scuttled in 2015 off the coast of Delaware by Coleen Marine, contractors for the state's Department of Natural Resources, as part of an artificial reef
Displacement 500 t.
Speed 13 kts.
two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 Diesel engines
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||F/V Shearwater (ex-USS Torry (AKL-11) probably at Coleen Marine Inc. Virginia Beach, VA.,
for preparation for sinking as part of an artificial reef off the coast of Delaware, circa 2015.
Photo courtesy Marine Exchange, 16 December 2015.
USS Torry (AG-140 / AKL-11)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|02||LTjg. Gralla, Eugene Alpert, USN (USNA 1946)||~1949 - September 1949|
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