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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:
|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
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
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
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) under way, probably during builders trials in October 1941, near Point Pleasant, WVA. on the Ohio River.
USS Holly (YN-14 / AN-19)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||ENS. Osburn Jr., R. G. (OinC)||11 October 1941 - ?|
|02||LT. Tighe, James Michael Charles, USNR||15 December 1942 - 27 September 1943|
|03||LT. Balbirnie, Malcolm Davis, USN||27 September 1943 - 23 March 1944|
|04||LT. Shaw, Milton Stebbins, USNR||23 March 1944 - October 1944
|05||LT. Hupfel, William M., USNR||October 1944 - 1 January 1945
|06||LT. Hoelting, Albert Adams, USNR||1 January 1945 - December 1945
|07||LT. Garrison, Kenneth F., USNR||December 1945 - 7 June 1946
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Last Updated 31 January 2014
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