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USS Mahogany (AN-23)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Mahogany (YN-18) (1942 - 1944)
November - Bravo - Papa - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Aloe Class Net Laying Ship:
Laid down, 18 October 1940, at American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, OH.
Launched, 18 February 1941
Placed in service, 14 September 1941, as Mahogany (YN-18)LTjg. Ravenel L. Collins, USNR, Officer in Charge
Commissioned Yard Net Tender USS Mahogany (YN-18), 22 December 1942, LT. Ravenel L. Collins, USNR, in command
Redesignated as Net Tending Ship AN-23, 20 January 1944
During World War II USS Mahogany was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Final Disposition, damaged beyond economical repair during Typhoon Ida at Okinawa, 14 September 1945, towed to Guam, stripped of all useable materials, decommissioned, struck from the Naval Register, and destroyed, 19 April 1946
USS Mahogany earned one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 17 April to 30 June 1945
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 Gear
two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ships Service Generators
Single propeller, 800shp
Fuel Capacity - Diesel 620 Bbls
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||USS Mahogany (AN-23) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
USS Mahogany (YN-18 / AN-23)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LTjg. Collins, Ravenel Lewis, USNR (Officer in Charge)||14 September 1941 - 22 September 1942|
|01||LT. Collins, Ravenel Lewis, USNR||22 September 1942 - 22 December 1942|
|02||LT. Connelly Jr., Ernest Clyde, USNR||22 December 1942 - 19 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Net Tender Stories
Last Updated 20 June 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|