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USS Holly (AN-19)
USS Holly (YN-14) (1942 - 1944)
Holly (YN-14) (1941 - 1942)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Lima - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Aloe Class Net Laying Ship:
Laid down, 1 October 1940, at Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, WVA.
Launched, 17 April 1941
Placed in service as Holly (YN-14), 11 October 1941, at Algiers, LA., ENS. R. G. Osburn, Jr., in charge
Commissioned, USS Holly (YN-14), 15 December 1942, at Boston, MA., LT. J. M. C. Tighe in command
During World War II USS Holly was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
Capture and occupation of Guam, 21 July to 15 August 1944
Redesignated (AN-19), 20 January 1944
Decommissioned, 7 June 1946, at Astoria, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet. Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1962
Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS Holly received one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 700 t.(fl) 805 t.(lim)
Length 162' 2""
Beam 30' 6"
Draft 11' 8" (lim)
Speed 12.5 kts. (trial)
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
two .50 cal machine guns
Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
one Enterprise DSG-6 Diesel-electric engine
single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
Ships Service Generators
two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 800shp
Fuel Capacity Diesel 665 Bbls
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||Holly (YN-14) underway, probably during builders trials in October 1941, near Point Pleasant, WVA. on the Ohio River.
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DANFS History entry located US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||ENS. Osburn Jr., R. G. (OIC)||11 October 1941 - ?|
|02||LT. Tighe, J. M.||15 December 1942 - ?|
|03||LT. Balbirnie, Malcolm Davis||27 September 1942 - 23 March 1944|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Net Tender Stories
Last Updated 15 February 2013
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|