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

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Lima - Zulu
NWLZ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American 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-33), 30 October 1941
  • Commissioned, USS Nutmeg (YN-33), date unknown
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 560 t.(lt) 805 t.(fl)
    Length 163' 2"
    Beam 30' 6"
    Draft 11' 8"
    Speed 12.5 kts.
    Complement 48
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two .50 caliber. machine guns
    Propulsion diesel, single propeller

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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

    View the DANFS history for USS Nutmeg (AN-33) at NavSource.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    Last Updated 15 February 2008