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USS Hazel (AN-29)
USS Hazel (YN-24) (1942 - 1944)
Hazel (YN-24) (1941 - 1942)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Foxtrot - Sierra
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Defense Medal (with Fleet clasp)
Bottom Row American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Aloe Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as Yard Net Tender Poplar (YN-24), at American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, OH.
  • Renamed Hazel prior to launching
  • Launched, 15 February 1941
  • Placed in service as Hazel (YN-24), 27 October 1941, LTjg. Alfred W. Brown Jr., USNR, Officer in Charge
  • Commissioned USS Hazel (YN-24) 17 December 1942, LT. Alfred W. Brown Jr, USNR, in command
  • Redesignated (AN-29), 20 January 1944
  • Decommissioned, 11 February 1958, at Mayport, FL.
  • Laid up, 13 February 1958, in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1962
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to Boston Metals, date unknown
    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.
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 665 Bbls
    one Enterprise DSG-6 Diesel-electric engine
    single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ships Service Generators
    single propeller, 800shp

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    Hazel 186k USS Hazel (AN-29) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    78k USS Hazel (AN-29) moored at Pier 2, Cristobal, Panama, November 1945. Unidentified PC to stern. David Wright

    USS Hazel (YN-24 / AN-29)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Brown Jr., Alfred Winsor, USNR (Officer in Charge)27 October 1941 - 17 December 1942YN-24
    01LT. Brown Jr., Alfred Winsor, USNR17 December 1942 - 1 April 1944YN-24 / AN-29
    02LT. Morgan, Robert Wilson, USNR1 April 1944 - 14 June 1944AN-29
    03LTjg. Clad, Charles Chester, USNR14 June 1944 - 19 February 1945AN-29
    04LT. Wood, Henry Donald, USNR19 February 1945 - 13 September 1945AN-29
    05LT. Blaney, Joseph Antony, USNR13 September 1945 - 8 November 1945AN-29
    06LT. Graham, Edward Everett, USNR8 November 1945 - 16 June 1946AN-29
    07LTjg. Ottes, Michael M., USNR16 June 1946 - June 1946AN-29
    08ENS. Dames, Ralph James, USNRJune 1946 - August 1946AN-29
    09LT. Joseph, Wilbur, USNAugust 1946 - January 1947AN-29
    10LT. Horick, Woodrow Newton, USN1950 - 1952AN-29
    11LT. Griffin, John Barry, USNAugust 1952 - ?AN-29
    12LT. Christiansen, Edward Frits, USN1957 - 11 February 1958AN-29
    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
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