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USS Redwood (AN-30)
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USS Redwood (YN-25) (1942 - 1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Golf - Yankee
NWGY
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Aloe Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Laid, 18 October 1940, as a Yard Net Tender at American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, OH.
  • Launched, 22 February 1941
  • Commissioned USS Redwood (YN-25), 12 December 1942, LCDR. Max A. Morrison, USNR in command.
  • Reclassified Net Laying Ship (AN-30), 20 January 1944
  • Decommissioned, 6 June 1947, at Green Cove Springs FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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 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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    Redwood 54k USS Redwood (AN-30) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
    Stan Svec
    Redwood 167k USS Redwood (AN-30) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Robert McMahon for his father Joseph McMahon USS Redwood
    Redwood 253k USS Redwood (AN-30) deck division photo taken 16 December 1944 in Cuba.
    US Navy photo
    Robert McMahon for his father Joseph McMahon USS Redwood

    USS Redwood (YN-25 / AN-30)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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