The ALOE Class steel Net Tenders (AN-6 through 37) were launched between January 1941 and October 1941. Most of these ships did not see any Navy service after 1946 or 1947. Many of them were in mothballs in Navy Reserve and later in National Reserve fleets into the 1950's. Final disposition unknown. At least 8 of these ships were turned over to foreign nations.

Those remaining in continuous service for a number of years following WWII were BUTTERNUT, ELDER, MULBERRY AND HAZEL. Two ships CATALPA and TEABERRY were taken out of mothballs for further service.


The AILANTHUS Class wooden Net Tenders (AN-38 through 63 and AN-66 and AN-67) were launched between May 1943 and July 1944. After WWII all of these ships except WHITEWOOD were disposed of after 1946 and 1947. None of them were mothballed into the Reserve Fleets. At least 7 were turned over to foreign nations. Two were placed in Merchant Service. Three were sold to Van Camp Seafood Co. Disposition of others unknown


The CAHOES Class steel Net Tenders (AN-78 through 92) were commissioned between March and May 1945, too late for World War II action. During the last few months of the war however 7 of these ships had duty in the Pacific, laying, maintaining and salvaging nets.

Six of the 15 ships were placed in the reserve fleet and did not see any further navy service. At least 3 of these ships were eventually turned over to foreign nations. Dispositions of the other 3 are unknown.

Seven ships were mothballed into the reserve fleet, but later recommissioned for further navy service for a number of years before being turned over to foreign nations or otherwise disposed of. These ships were CAHOES, ETLAN, MARIETTA, NAHANT, NAUBUC, TONAWANDA and TUNXIS.

WAXSAW AND YAZOO are the only 2 Cahoes Class Net Tenders that remained in continuous navy service following World War II.

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