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USS Ash (AN-7)
Ash (YN-2) (1941 - 1942)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Papa - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Pearl Harbor) - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Service Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal -World War II Victory Medal
Aloe Class Net Laying Ship:
Laid down, date unknown, as Yard Net Tender (YN-2), at Lake Washington Shipyards Houghton, WA.
Launched, 15 February 1941
Placed in service as Ash (YN-2), 1 July 1941, LT. Charles E. Ide, USNR, in charge
Ash (YN-7) was at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941
Redesignated as a Net Layer and commissioned USS Ash (AN-7), 20 December 1942, LT. J. H. Russell, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 13 December 1946, at Vancouver, WA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1962
Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 14 May 1971, to I. D. Logan, delivered, 10 June 1971
USS Ash earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 700 t.(fl) 805 t.(lim)
Length 162' 2""
Beam 30' 6"
Draft 11' 8" (lim)
Speed 12.5 kts. (trial)
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
two .50 cal machine guns
Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
one Enterprise DSG-6 Diesel-electric engine
Single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gear
two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ships Service Generators
Single propeller, 800shp
Fuel Capacity - Diesel 620 Bbls
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||USS Ash (AN-7) underway, circa 1941 in Measure 1 camouflage--dark green with light gray mast tops. Note the specially designed lifting "horns" forward, as well as the heavy boom at the foremast.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-45027, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||USS Ash (AN-7) entering San Francisco Bay in May 1946. Note the homeward bound pennant.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
Ash [YN-2 / USS Ash (AN-7)]
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Net Tender Stories
Last Updated 15 June 2012
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