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USS Anaqua (AN-40)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Foxtrot - Zulu
NXFZ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


Ailanthus Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Laid down as Yard Net Tender Anaqua (YN-59), 16 December 1942, at Everett-Pacific Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Everett, WA.
  • Launched, 16 August 1943
  • Redesignated Net Laying Ship (AN-40), 20 January 1944
  • Commissioned, USS Anaqua (AN-40), 21 February 1944
  • During World War II USS Anaqua was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 7 February 1946, at San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold, 6 March 1946, to Robert J. Heffner, Santa Ana, CA., fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,460 t.(fl)
    Length 194' 6"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 13' 6"
    Speed 12.1 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 52
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four twin 20mm AA gun mounts
    Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 760 Bbls
    Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    Propulsion
    two Busch-Sulzer BS-539 Diesel-electric engines
    single propeller, 1,200shp

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    Anaqua 63k USS Anaqua (AN-40)'s after deck. Note double winch drums located aft of deckhouse bulkhead. Seated sailor is Fred Kline, January- February 194, San Pedro, CA. Glen Paulson RM2 USS Anaqua
    Anaqua 64k USS Anaqua (AN-40)'s after deck, standing Glenn Paulson, Radioman, seated Fred Kline, Radioman, in background Jack Pedigo, Motor Machinist. Anaqua is secured alongside another Net Tender, January-February 1946, San Pedro, CA. A good view of the after deck winches can be seen on the other Net Tender. Glen Paulson RM2 USS Anaqua

    USS Anaqua (AN-40)
    DANFS
    history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Net Tender Stories

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

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