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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 top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom 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., USNR in charge
  • Commissioned, USS Holly (YN-14), 15 December 1942, at Boston, MA., LT. James M. C. Tighe, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Holly was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    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
  • USS Holly earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 560 t.(fl) 805 t.(fl)
    Length 163' 2"
    Beam 30' 6"
    Draft 11' 8"
    Speed 12.5 kts
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 44
    Largest Boom Capacity12 t.
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    one single 40mm AA gun mount
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 620 Bbls
    two Enterprise DSG-6 Diesel engine
    single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 800shp

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    Holly (YN-14)
    Holly 306k Holly (YN-14) under way, probably during builders trials in October 1941, near Point Pleasant, WVA. on the Ohio River. Stan Svec

    USS Holly (YN-14 / AN-19)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Osburn Jr., R. G. (OinC)11 October 1941 - ?
    02LT. Tighe, James Michael Charles, USNR15 December 1942 - 27 September 1943
    03LT. Balbirnie, Malcolm Davis, USN27 September 1943 - 23 March 1944
    04LT. Shaw, Milton Stebbins, USNR23 March 1944 - October 1944
    05LT. Hupfel, William M., USNROctober 1944 - 1 January 1945
    06LT. Hoelting, Albert Adams, USNR1 January 1945 - December 1945
    07LT. Garrison, Kenneth F., USNRDecember 1945 - 7 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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