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USS Anaqua (AN-40)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Foxtrot - Zulu
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
    Displacement 1,460 t.(fl)
    Length 194' 6"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 13' 6"
    Speed 12.1 kts.
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 52
    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.
    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 1946, 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)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)

    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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