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

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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.
    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
    Short Splice - A knot that makes a secure join between two pieces of stranded rope.
    Tommy Trampp
    Short Splice 62k USNS Short Splice (T-AK-249) underway in Valletta Harbor, 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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