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USS Mango (AN-24)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Mango (YN-19) (1942 - 1944)
Mango (YN-19) (1941 - 1942)
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:
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
|Campaign and Dates
Balikpapan operation, 21 June to 7 July 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 Mango (AN-24) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
USS Mango (YN-19 / AN-24)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Gaidsick, Howard Warren. USNR (Officer in Charge)||18 September 1941 - 30 June 1942|
|02||LT. Roseman, Joseph Albert, USNR (Officer in Charge)||30 June 1942 15 December 1942|
|02||LT. Roseman, Joseph Albert, USNR||15 December 1942 - November 1943|
|03||LTjg. Whelan, Rodger, USNR (Acting)||November 1943 - December 1943|
|04||LTjg. Keith Jr., David, USNR||December 1943 - March 1944|
|05||LT. Greeley, Horace Robert, USNR||March 1944 - 25 May 1946|
|06||LTjg. Howard, Jack James, USNR||25 May 1946 - 1 October 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 20 June 2014
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