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USS Ryer (AKL 9) on 14 October 1948.
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Class: AKL 1 (ARMY FS DESIGN 381 PART 1)
Design: Army Design 381 (176', steel)
Displacement (tons): #,###
Dimensions (feet): ###.#' x ##.#' x ##.#'
Original armament: 4-5"/38
Later armaments: (19xx) 4-20mm
Complement: ###
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: turbines, # screw

Construction:
AKLNameAcqBuilderContractCompletedComm
1CAMANO (ex AG 130)22 Feb 1947Wheeler SB, Brooklyn24 Apr 194317 Jun 194416 Jul 1947
2DEAL (ex AG 131)2 Mar 1947Wheeler SB, Brooklyn24 Apr 194318 Aug 19443 Aug 1947
3ELBA (ex AG 132)14 Mar 1947Wheeler SB, Brooklyn24 Apr 19432 Oct 19443 Jul 1947
4ERROL (ex AG 133)22 Feb 1947Wheeler SB, Brooklyn24 Apr 19433 Nov 19449 Jul 1947
5ESTERO (ex AG 134)22 Feb 1947Wheeler SB, Brooklyn24 Apr 19438 Nov 19445 Jul 1947
6JEKYL (ex AG 135)22 Feb 1947Wheeler SB, Brooklyn24 Apr 194323 Dec 19442 May 1947
7METOMKIN (ex AG 136)28 Feb 1947J.H. Mathis, Camden24 Apr 194324 Sep 194416 Aug 1947
8ROQUE (ex AG 137)22 Feb 1947Kewaunee SB/Engg30 Sep 19436 Oct 19442 May 1947
9RYER (ex AG 138)22 Feb 1947Sturgeon Bay SB/DD24 Apr 194316 Mar 19448 Jun 1947
10SHARPS (ex AG 139)22 Feb 1947Ingalls SB, Decatur23 Sep 194325 Oct 19443 Aug 1947
11TORRY (ex AG 140)22 Feb 1947Ingalls SB, Decatur23 Sep 194315 Dec 19445 Jul 1947
--WHIDBEY (AG 141)22 Feb 1947Ingalls SB, Decatur23 Sep 19432 Jan 19455 Jul 1947
12MARK, see FS Design 330----------
13TINGLES30 Sep 1947Wheeler SB, Brooklyn24 Apr 194331 Aug 19442 Dec 1947
14HEWELL2 Feb 1948United Concrete Pipe, Los Angeles24 Apr 194325 Jul 19445 Jun 1948

Disposition:
AKLNameTDecommStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
1CAMANO26 Jul 195118 Jan 195229 Jan 1952Trf.--
2DEALFeb 19551 Jul 196111 Dec 1961Sold--
3ELBAJul 195118 Jan 195229 Jan 1952Trf.--
4ERROLJul 195118 Jan 195229 Jan 1952Trf.--
5ESTERO22 Jan 19601 Feb 19605 Jul 1960Sold--
6JEKYLDec 19491 Nov 195927 May 1960Sold--
7METOMKINJul 195118 Jan 195229 Jan 1952Trf.--
8ROQUEJul 195118 Jan 195229 Jan 1952Trf.--
9RYERFeb 19551 Jul 196115 Jan 1962Sold--
10SHARPSca 195615 Nov 1974Apr 1956Loan--
11TORRYJul 195118 Jan 195229 Jan 1952Trf.--
--WHIDBEY (AG 141)Jun 19541 May 195931 May 1960Sold--
13TINGLESAug 19491 Apr 1959ca 1959Sold--
14HEWELLca Oct 19541 Nov 19592 Jun 1960Sold--

Class Notes:
Design 381 was the basic Army 176' FS type, built at 10 yards with Wheeler SB Corp of Brooklyn getting a large initial order. The specifications for Design 381, called a 176 foot steel twin screw diesel supply vessel, were dated 1 June 1943 and eight addenda dated from 30 July 1943 to 16 August 1944 followed. Three hulls (FS 368-370) were built to Design 381A, a variant with two refrigerated holds produced for the Army Air Corps. The specifications for this "Vessel, Supply, Refrigerated, Diesel, Steel, 176'" were dated November 1944. Contracts were placed with Wheeler Shipbuilding, J.H. Mathis Co., J.K. Welding Co., Sturgeon Bay, United Concrete, and Hickinbotham Bros., all on 24 April 1943, followed by contracts with Calumet Shipyards on 11 June 1943, Ingalls Shipbuilding on 23 September 1943, Kewaunee Shipbuilding on 30 September 1943, and Brunswick Marine on 9 March 1944. The individual orders were FS 253-292 (Wheeler), 309-319 (Mathis), 343-348 (Kewaunee), 349-356 (Mathis), 361-374 (Sturgeon Bay), 383-386 (Ingalls), 387-393 (United Concrete), 394-400 (Ingalls), 404-411 (Hickinbotham), 524-529 (Calumet), 546-550 (United Concrete), and 552-554 (Brunswick). All of these ships had Cleveland diesels. AG 130-141 received their Navy names on 3 April 1947.

Ship Notes:
AKLNameMANotes
1CAMANO(ex-AG 130 31 Mar 1949, ex-FS 256, compl. 17 Jun 1944). Loan to Dept. of the Interior Jul 1951, trf. 29 Jan 1952. Returned by them 22 Dec 1952, to Stockton reserve fleet Feb 1953. In USN reserve 1953-59. On Navy sale list Apr 1959. Stricken again 1 Apr 1959. Sold Apr 1960, merc. STAR 60.
2DEAL(ex-AG 131 31 Mar 1949, ex-FS 263, compl. 18 Aug 1944). In USN reserve 1955-61 (Columbia River). Sale list Jul 1961. Merc. DON CARLOS.
3ELBA(ex-AG 132 31 Mar 1949, ex-FS 267, compl. 2 Oct 1944). Loan to Dept. of the Interior Jul 1951, trf. 1952 as ELBA. Sold 1957, merc. TRITON. Grounded 6 Aug 1962 as MORELIA near San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
4ERROL(ex-AG 133 31 Mar 1949, ex-FS 274, compl. 3 Nov 1944). Loan to Dept. of the Interior Jul 1951, trf. 1952 as ERROL. Sold 1965, merc. PALAU ISLANDER.
5ESTERO(ex-AG 134 31 Mar 1949, ex-FS 275, compl. 8 Nov 1944). On Navy sale list Feb 1960. Merc. PRESIDENTE QUIRINO.
6JEKYL(ex-AG 135 31 Mar 1949, ex-FS 282, compl. 23 Dec 1944). In USN reserve 1949-59 (Columbia River). On Navy sale list Nov 1959. Merc. BETTY K IV 1960.
7METOMKIN(ex-AG 136 31 Mar 1949, ex-FS 316, compl. 24 Sep 1944). Loan to Dept. of the Interior Jul 1951, trf. 1952 as METOMKIN.
8ROQUE(ex-AG 137 31 Mar 1949, ex-FS 347, compl. 6 Oct 1944). Loan to Dept. of the Interior Jul 1951, trf. 1952 as ROQUE. Later merc. MERMAID.
9RYER(ex-AG 138 31 Mar 1949, ex-FS 361, compl. 16 Mar 1944). In USN reserve 1955-61 (Columbia River). Sale list Jul 1961. Sold 1962, merc. AHTI.
10SHARPS(ex-AG 139 31 Mar 1949, ex-FS 385, compl. 25 Oct 1944). Loaned 1956 to South Korea as KUN SAN (AKL 908). Stricken 20 Aug 1974 [NVR], sold to South Korea November 1974.
11TORRY(ex-AG 140 31 Mar 1949, ex-FS 394, compl. 15 Dec 1944). Loan to Dept. of the Interior Jul 1951, trf. 1952 as TORRY. Sold 1961.
--WHIDBEY(AG 141) (ex-FS 395, compl. 2 Jan 1945). In USN reserve 1954-59 (Columbia River). On Navy sale list May 1959. Sold to Albert Heller. Merc. AG-141, then SEA SEARCH in 1961. BU at Singapore 1968.
13TINGLES(ex-AG 144 31 Mar 1949, ex-FS 266, compl. 31 Aug 1944). In USN reserve 1949-59 (Hunters Point/Stockton). On disposal list Mar 1959. Trf. to another agency Aug 1959. Merc. RAN ANNIM 1959.
14HEWELL(ex-AG 145 31 Mar 1949, ex-FS 391, compl. 25 Jul 1944). Movie Mister Roberts filmed on board Sep-Oct 1954 off Midway Is., then in USN reserve 1954-59 (Columbia River). On Navy sale list Nov 1959. Merc. BETTY K 1960.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 8 Aug 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, PHS, NVR