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USS Ebony (AN-15)
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USS Ebony (YN-10) (1942 - 1944)
Ebony (YN-10) (1941 - 1942)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Golf - Delta
NBGD
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:
  • Laid down, 5 December 1940, at General Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Alameda, CA.
  • Launched, 3 June 1941
  • Placed In-Service as Ebony (YN-10), 16 September 1941
  • Commissioned, USS Ebony (YN-10), 22 May 1942
  • Redesignated Net Laying Ship (AN-15), 20 January 1944
  • During World War II USS Ebony was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 23 March 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet. Columbia River Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 660 t.(lt) 905 t.(fl)
    Length 163' 2"
    Beam 30' 6"
    Draft 11' 8"
    Speed 12.5 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 44
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 665 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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    USS Ebony (YN-10 / AN-15)
    DANFS History entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Bernsen, Sandrup, USNR (OinC)16 September 1941 - 22 May 1942
    02LTjg. Bernsen, Sandrup, USNR22 May 1942 - 25 May 1943
    03LT. Diggs, John L, USNR25 May 1943 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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