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USS Chestnut (AN-11)
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USS Chestnut (YN-6) (1942 - 1944)
Chestnut (YN-6) (1941 - 1942)

Radio Call Sign: November - Alpha - Zulu - Mike
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Aloe Class Net Laying Ship
  • Laid down, 24 October 1940, as Yard Net Tender (YN-6), at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched, 16 March 1941
  • Placed in service as Chestnut (YN-6), 26 July 1941, LTjg. R. D. Abernathy, USNR, officer-in-charge
  • Commissioned USS Chestnut (YN-6), 25 June 1942, LT. A. Schlott USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Chestnut (YN-6) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Redesignated Net Layer (AN-11), 20 January 1944
  • Decommissioned, 7 September 1946, at Bremerton, WA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 700 t.(fl) 805 t.(lim)
    Length 162' 2""
    Beam 30' 6"
    Draft 11' 8" (lim)
    Speed 12.5 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 44
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    two .50 cal machine guns
    one y-gun.
    Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 665 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Enterprise DSG-6 Diesel-electric engine
    single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ships Service Generators
    single propeller, 800shp

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    Chestnut 57k USS Chestnut (AN-11) underway, 1945, location unknown Paul T. Cedergren GM3 USS Chestnut 1945-46
    Chestnut 120k USS Chestnut (AN-11) in port, location unknown, circa 1945 Paul T. Cedergren GM3 USS Chestnut 1945-46
    Chestnut 120k USS Chestnut (AN-11) in port, location unknown, tied up alongside an unidentified Destroyer, 1945. Paul T. Cedergren GM3 USS Chestnut 1945-46
    Chestnut 120k USS Chestnut (AN-11) secured to a buoy, location unknown, 1945. She has anchors attached to her port and starboard boons. Paul T. Cedergren GM3 USS Chestnut 1945-46
    Chestnut 120k USS Chestnut (AN-11) with her hold emptied on her forward deck, someplace in California, 1946. Paul T. Cedergren GM3 USS Chestnut 1945-46
    Chestnut 120k USS Chestnut (AN-11) testing boom, 1945, location unknown Paul T. Cedergren GM3 USS Chestnut 1945-46

    USS Chestnut (YN-6 / AN-11)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Abernathy, Robert Donald, USNR (OinC)26 July 1941 - February 1942
    02LT. Schlott, Albert, USNR (OinC)February 1942 - 24 June 1942
    03LT. Schlott, Albert, USNR24 June 1942 - 26 February 1942
    04LT. Brown, William Bass, USNR26 February 1943 - 1 January 1944
    05LT. Aarens, Sheldon E., USNR1 January 1944 - 1 April 1944
    06LT. Hight, Charles Henry, USNR1 April 1944 - November 1944
    07LT. Daubert, Henry thomas, USNRNovember 1944 - August 1945
    08LT. Ghirardo, Joseph Brown, USNRAugust 1945 - 1 January 1946
    09LT. Bergstad, Ralph Harald, USNR1 January - 7 September 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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