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USS Palm (AN-28)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Palm (YN-23) (1941 - 1944)
November - Whiskey - Delta - Yankee
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) American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Aloe Class Net Laying Ship:
Laid down, 18 October 1940, as a Yard Net Tender at American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, OH.
Launched, 1 February 1941
Commissioned USS Palm (YN-23), 21 August 1941, at American Shipbuilding Cl., Cleveland, OH., LCDR Charles H. O’Neil, USNR, in command
Reclassified Net Laying Ship (AN-28), 20 January 1944
During World War II USS Palm was assigned to both the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 1 January 1947, at Astoria, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA., 26 June 1961
Custody transferred to the Maritime Administration, 1 September 1962
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 22 June 1971, to Hatch and Kirk Inc., delivered, 19 July 1971
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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||Ex-USS Palm (AN-28) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
USS Palm (YN-23 / AN-28)
DANFS history located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LCDR. O'Neil, Charles Herbert, USNR||21 August 1941 - July 1942|
|02||LTjg. Naulty III, Charles William, USNR||July 1942 - October 1942|
|03||LT. Cady, Kenneth Gerard, USNR||October 1942 - January 1943|
|04||LT. Naulty III, Charles William, USNR||January 1943 - January 1944|
|05||LT. Smith, Benjamin Adams, USNR||January 1944 - June 1944|
|06||LT. Heyne, Clifford Victor, USNR||June 1944 - January 1945|
|07||LT. Rodrigue, Louis George, USNR||January 1945 - April 1946|
|08||LTjg. Wolcott, Edward Watson, USNR||April 1946 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Net Tender Stories
Last Updated 20 June 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|