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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Contributed by Mike Smolinski
USS Mulberry (AN-27)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Mulberry (YN-22) (1942 - 1944)
Mulberry (YN-22) (1941 - 1942)
November - Whiskey - Bravo - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (1) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)
USS Mulberry (AN-27) was transferred to Ecuador and renamed Orion (H-101)
Aloe Class Net Laying Ship:
Laid down, 18 October 1940, as a Yard Net Tender at American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, OH.
Launched, 26 March 1941
Placed in service as Mulberry (YN-22), 1 November 1941, in the 10th Naval District at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Commissioned, USS Mulberry (YN-22), 19 December 1942, LT. William G. Holly in command
Reclassified Net Laying Ship (AN-27), 20 January 1944
During World War II USS Mulberry was assigned to the American and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters
USS Mulberry was assigned to China Service from 27 October to 12 November 1955
During the Korean War USS Mulberry participated in the following campaign:
Korean War Campaign
Decommissioned, 11 April 1960
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
Custody transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Returned to US Navy custody, 16 August 1965
Transferred on loan, under terms of the Military Assistance Program, to Ecuador in November 1965, renamed Orion (H-101)
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1980
USS Mulberry earned one battle star for Korean Service
|Campaign and Dates
|Korea, Summer-Fall 1953
29 May to 15 June 1953
8 to 11 July 1953
24 and 25 July 1953
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 General Motors 6278 Diesel-electric engine
Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear
Ships Service Generators
three Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 800shp
Fuel Capacity 620Bbls
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|USS Mulberry (YN-22)
||Port quarter view of USS Mulberry (YN-22) off Old Bay Line piers, Norfolk, VA.
US Navy photo - Norfolk Navy Yard Photo SeriaL No. 5783(43), 12 August 1943
|Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
|USS Mulberry (AN-27)
||USS Mulberry (AN-27) entering Long Beach Harbor, April 1964.
||Photo courtesy Glen Paulson RM2, USS Anaqua
Caption courtesy Robert C. Cooper YN2, USN.USS Mulberry
||USS Mulberry (AN-27) in dry dock at US Naval Shipyard Hunters Point, San Francisco, CA. before deployment to the Far East, circa 1950.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine September 1952
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||The Homeward-Bound pennant files for the masthead of USS Mulberry (AN-27) as she leaves Yokosuka, Japan for the US after 5 years in the Far East, circa December 1955.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine February 1956
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||USS Mulberry (AN-27) underway, circa 1955, location unknown.
US Navy photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships 1956-57"
USS Mulberry (YN-22 /AN-27) History by Bob Cooper USS Mulberry
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 15 June 2012
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