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USS Torry (AKL-11)
USS Torry (AG-140) (1947 - 1949)
USAV 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.
    Length 177'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 13 kts.
    Armament none
    Complement 37
    two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 Diesel engines
    twin screws

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    Torry 34k 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.
    David Wright

    USS Torry (AG-140 / AKL-11)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    02LTjg. Gralla, Eugene Alpert, USN (USNA 1946)~1949 - September 1949
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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