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USS Nutmeg (AN-33)
USS Nutmeg (YN-28)
Nutmeg (YN-28)
Sycamore (YN-28)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Lima - Zulu
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)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Aloe Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Originally assigned the name Sycamore, renamed Nutmeg, 26 June 1940
  • Laid down as Yard Net Tender Nutmeg (YN-28), 18 October 1940, at American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, OH.
  • Launched, 13 March 1941
  • Placed in service as Nutmeg (YN-28), 30 October 1941
  • Commissioned, USS Nutmeg (YN-28), 15 December 1942
  • Reclassified Net Laying Ship (AN-33), 20 January 1944
  • Decommissioned in January 1947
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Custody transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 13 July 1961, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA. Group
  • Permanent transfer to MARAD, 1 September 1962
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1962
  • Final Disposition, sold 8 July 1971, to Northwest Diesel Repair Inc., for non-transportation use, fate 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 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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    Nutmeg 69k USS Nutmeg (AN-33) maintaining nets, probably, at Placentia Harbor, Argentia, Newfoundland, date unknown. Two men turn to on the ice coating a Mark 2 buoy, as the last of a torpedo net is hauled in over the bow.
    US Navy photo
    Glen Paulson ex RM/2c USS Anaqua
    Nutmeg 80k USS Nutmeg (AN-33) maintaining nets, probably, at Placentia Harbor, Argentia, Newfoundland, date unknown. (This is a continuation of the work depicted in the above photo.) The buoy has been lifted to make the overlap connection beneath. A new section of torpedo net was lying along the Nutmeg's starboard side, and having been connected to the trot as the old net was disconnected, it was paid out as the old net came in between the horns. The new buoys can be seen to the left of the picture.
    US Navy photo
    Glen Paulson ex RM/2c USS Anaqua

    Nutmeg (YN-28 / USS Nutmeg (YN-28) / USS Nutmeg (AN-33)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    02LCDR. Montague, Gus, USNR15 December 1942 - ?YN-28
    05LT. Abbey Jr., Lee Herman, USNR15 March 1944 - 31 March 1944YN-28 / AN-33
    05LT. Krisel, Lionel, USNR31 March 1944 - 21 September 1945AN-33
    06LT. Reynolds, James Smith, USNR21 September 1945 - 2 January 1946AN-33
    07LTjg. Ryan, Richard Francis, USNR2 January 1946 - 3 June 1946AN-33
    08LTjg. Mearns, Paul Wilson, USNR3 June 1946 - 7 August 1946AN-33
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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