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USS Mango (AN-24)
USS Mango (YN-19) (1942 - 1944)
Mango (YN-19) (1941 - 1942)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Papa - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East 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, 22 February 1941
  • Placed in service as Mango (YN-19), 18 September 1941, LT. Howard W. Gaidsick, USNR,Officer in Charge
  • Commissioned, USS Mango (YN-19) 15 December 1942, LT Joseph A. Roseman, USNR, in command
  • Redesignated (AN-24), 20 January 1944
  • During Word War II USS Mango was assigned to both the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater as well as the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 21 June to 7 July 1945
  • Decommissioned, 4 April 1947, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, and delivered to the Maritime Administration, 1 September 1962
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS Mango earned 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)
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 44
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    two .50 cal machine guns
    one y-gun.
    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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    Mango 239k USS Mango (AN-24) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    USS Mango (YN-19 / AN-24)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Gaidsick, Howard Warren. USNR (Officer in Charge)18 September 1941 - 30 June 1942
    02LT. Roseman, Joseph Albert, USNR (Officer in Charge)30 June 1942 15 December 1942
    02LT. Roseman, Joseph Albert, USNR15 December 1942 - November 1943
    03LTjg. Whelan, Rodger, USNR (Acting)November 1943 - December 1943
    04LTjg. Keith Jr., David, USNRDecember 1943 - March 1944
    05LT. Greeley, Horace Robert, USNRMarch 1944 - 25 May 1946
    06LTjg. Howard, Jack James, USNR25 May 1946 - 1 October 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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