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USS Mimosa (AN-26)
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USS Mimosa (YN-21) (1942 - 1944)
Mimosa (YN-21) (1941 - 1942)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - November - Kilo
NUNK
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
  • Commissioned, USS Mimosa (YN-21) 10 December 1942, LT. W. 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;

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    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
  • Mimosa earned two battle stars 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 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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    DANFS history for USS Mimosa (AN-26) at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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