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

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


Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 700 t.(fl) 805 t.(lim)
    Length 162' 2""
    Beam 30' 6"
    Draft 11' 8" (lim)
    Speed 12.5 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 44
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    two .50 cal machine guns
    one y-gun.
    Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
    Propulsion
    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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