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USS Mimosa (AN-26)
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USS Mimosa (YN-21) (1942 - 1944)
Mimosa (YN-21) (1941 - 1942)
November - Uniform - November - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet Clasp)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Aloe Class Net Laying Ship:
Laid down, 15 October 1940, as Yard Net Tender Mimosa (YN-21), at American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, OH.
Launched, 15 March 1941
Placed in service, 28 October 1941, LT. William L. Freeburn, USNR Officer in Charge
Commissioned, USS Mimosa (YN-21) 10 December 1942, LT. William L. Freeburn in command
Redesignated (AN-26), 20 January 1944
During World War II USS Mimosa (AN-26) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns;
|Campaign and Dates
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|Marianas Islands operation
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 20 June to 10 August 1944
|Tinian capture and occupation, 24 July to 10 August 1944
Decommissioned, 27 December 1946, at Vancouver, WA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Custody transferred to the Maritime Commission, 13 July 1961, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Final Disposition, scrapped, date unknown
USS Mimosa earned two battle stars 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)
one single 3"/50 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 Mimosa (YN-21) / USS Mimosa (AN-26)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Freeburn, William Lester, USNR (Officer in Charge)||28 October 1941 - 10 December 1942||YN-21|
|01||LT. Freeburn, William Lester, USNR||10 December 1942 - 30 September 1943||YN-21 / AN-26|
|02||LT. Hupfel, Walter Martin, USNR||30 September 1943 - 14 October 1944||AN-26|
|03||LT. Hollingsworth, Colin Percy, USNR||14 October 1944 - 16 May 1945||AN-26|
|04||LT. Heidel, Arthur Gustav, USN||16 May 1945 - 15 March 1946|| AN-26|
|05||LTjg. Wilson, Louis Ambrose, USN||15 March 1946 - 27 September 1946||AN-26|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Last Updated 9 September 2016
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