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USS Palm (AN-28)
USS Palm (YN-23) (1941 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
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 Co., 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, 9 August 1946, 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)
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 44
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    two .50 cal machine guns
    one y-gun.
    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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    Palm 208k Ex-USS Palm (AN-28) moored pierside at Hatch & Kirk pier, Seattle, WA. after July 1971. Stan Svec

    USS Palm (YN-23 / AN-28)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. O'Neil, Charles Herbert, USNR21 August 1941 - June 1942YN-23
    02LTjg. Naulty III, Charles William, USNRJune 1942 - September 1942YN-23
    03LT. Cady, Kenneth Gerard, USNRSeptember 1942 - December 1942YN-23
    04LT. Naulty III, Charles William, USNRDecember 1942 - December 1943YN-23
    05LT. Smith, Benjamin Adams, USNRDecember 1943 - June 1944YN-23 / AN-28
    06LT. Heyne, Clifford Victor, USNRJune 1944 - December 1945AN-28
    07LT. Rodrigue Jr., Louis George, USNRDecember 1945 - April 1946AN-28
    08LTjg. Wolcott, Edward Watson, USNRApril 1946 - 9 August 1946AN-28
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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