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USS Buckeye (AN-13)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Buckeye (YN-8) (1942)
Buckeye (YN-8) (1941 - 1942)
November - Bravo - Charlie - Sierra
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
Aloe Class Net Laying Ship:
Authorized as Cottonwood (YN-8)
Renamed Buckeye, 16 October 1940
Laid down, 17 March 1941, as Yard Net Tender Buckeye (YN-8), at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
Launched, 26 July 1941
Placed in service, 5 September 1941, LT. Elias Johnson, USNR, in charge
Commissioned, USS Buckeye (YN-8), 26 December 1942, at Dutch Harbor, AK., LCDR. Elias Johnson, USNR, in charge
During World War II USS Buckeye was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Redesignated Net Layer (AN-13), 1 January 1944
Decommissioned in March 1947 at Subic Bay, P.I.
Eventually, laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego, Group
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1963
Transferred in 1963 to the Maritime Administration's National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Reacquired by the Navy, 5 May 1976, for use as a salvage training hulk
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 660 t.(lt) 905 t.(fl)
Length 163' 2"
Beam 30' 6"
Draft 11' 8"
Speed 12.5 kts.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
two .50 cal. machine guns
Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
Diesel 665 Bbls
two Enterprise DSG-6 Diesel engine
single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
two 60Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 800shp
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||Ex-Buckeye (AN-13) in use as a salvage training hulk at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, November 1981.
||Photo by Chris Howell, Southland Ship Stores Limited, Port of Bluff, N.Z.
Buckeye (YN-8 / AN-13)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LT. Johnson, Elias, USNR||5 September 1941 - 26 September 1942 (OinC)|
|02||LCDR. Johnson, Elias, USNR ||26 September 1942 - ?|
|03||LT. Fike, Thomas Henry||1944 - 1945|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Net Tender Stories
Last Updated 2 March 2012
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