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USS Buckthorn (AN-14)
USS Buckthorn (YN-9) (1942 - 1944)
Buckthorn (YN-9) (1941 - 1942)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Foxtrot - Mike
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)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Aloe Class Net Laying Ship:
Authorized as Yard Net Tender Dogwood (YN-3)
Named changed to Buckthorn, 16 October 1940
Laid down, 5 December 1940, as the Yard Net Tender Buckthorn (YN-9) at General Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Alameda, CA.
Launched, 27 March 1941
Placed in service, 16 September 1941, at Mare Island Navy Yard, LT. Lewis Williams. USNR. in charge
Commissioned, USS Buckthorn (YN-9), 9 December 1942
During World War II USS Buckthorn was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Redesignated Net Laying Ship (AN-14), 1 January 1944
Decommissioned, 20 August 1947, at San Diego, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
Transferred, 29 August 1962, to the Maritime Administrations's National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1963 and title transferred to the Maritime Administration
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 22 January 1976, to Ziedell Explorations, delivered, 14 March 1976
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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||Buckthorn (YN-9) under construction at General Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Alameda, CA., circa March to September 1941.
US Navy Bureau of Ships photo.
|USS Buckthorn (AN-14)
||USS Buckthorn (AN-14) at anchor, March 1943, place unknown.
US Navy photo
|Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
Buckthorn [YN-9 / USS Buckthorn (AN-14)]
DANFS History entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LT. Williams, Lewis, USNR (OinC)||16 September 1941 - 26 September 1942|
|02||LT. Wall, Tudor Alphonse, USNR||? - May 1943|
|03||LT. Lindley, John Robert York, USNR||May 1943 - August 1944|
|04||LT. Frasier, Joseph Harold, USNR||August 1944 - December 1944|
|05||LT. Hall, Carl Ausbin, USN||December 1944 - May 1946|
|06||LTjg. Franklin, Oliver Wilson, USN||May 1946 - 16 September 1946|
|07||ENS. Gilliam, George M., USN||16 September 1946 - February 1947|
|08||LT. Wilson, Frederick Paul, USN||February 1947 - 1 July 1947|
|09||LTjg. Buchanan, Stewart Vernon, USN||1 July 1947 - 20 August 1947|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 20 June 2014
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