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USS Eucalyptus (AN-16)
USS Eucalyptus (YN-11) (1942 - 1944)
Eucalyptus (YN-11) (1941 - 1942)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Golf - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Aloe Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Laid down, 31 December 1940, as a Yard Net Tender at General Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Alameda, CA.
  • Launched, 3 July 1941
  • Placed in service as Eucalyptus (YN-11), 9 October 1941, LT. S. B. McDonald, USNR, officer-in-charge
  • Commissioned USS Eucalyptus (YN-11), 9 May 1942, LCDR. Andreas S . Einmo, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Eucalyptus was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Redesignated Net Laying Ship (AN-16), 20 January 1944
  • Decommissioned in November 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register and transferred to the Maritime Administration in September 1962
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 660 t.(lt) 905 t.(fl)
    Length 163' 2"
    Beam 30' 6"
    Draft 11' 8"
    Speed 12.5 kts.
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 44
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    Eucalyptus (YN-11)
    Eucalyptus 29k Eucalyptus (YN-11) underway in 1941 off the Oregon/Washington coast.
    A US Navy photo now in the collections of NARA, Pacific Alaska Region (Seattle) (record group 181).
    Tracy White
    USS Eucalyptus (AN-16)
    Eucalyptus 53k USS Eucalyptus (AN-16) ready to stream (stretch) net. Note stern anchor wire which dropped anchor about 500 yards from end of net line. Eucalyptus is picking up end buoy previously laid. Previously laid net will be shackled to new net. Eucalyptus will heave in on stern anchor and new net section will be streamed, Kuluk Bay, AK., 1944. Glen Paulson ex RM2 Anaqua AN-40
    Eucalyptus 63k USS Eucalyptus (AN-16) discharging and streaming nets at Kuluk Bay, AK., 1944. Glen Paulson ex RM2 Anaqua AN-40

    USS Eucalyptus (YN-11 / AN-16)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. McDonald, S. B., USNR (OinC)9 October 1941 - 9 May 1942
    02LCDR. Einmo, Andreas Sorenson, USNR9 May 1942 - October 1943
    03LT. Stevens, Carl Lawrence, USNROctober 1943 - August 1944
    04LT. Jennings, Robert Norcross, USNRAugust 1944 - May 1945
    05LT. Breinholt, Vance Lester, USNRMay 1945 - December 1945
    06LT. Sifford, William Smith, USNRDecember 1945 - April 1946
    07LTjg. Limes, Barney Lewellyn, (acting)USNRApril 1946 - 1 May 1946
    08LTjg. Gerfen, William Harrison, USNR1 May 1946 - June 1946
    09ENS. Higgins, James John, USNRJune 1946 - November 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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