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USS Baretta (AN-41)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Lima - Oscar
NXLO
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


Ailanthus Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Laid down, 19 December 1942, as Yard Net Tender Baretta (YN-60) at Everett-Pacific Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Everett, WA
  • Launched, 9 October 1943
  • Reclassified Net Laying Ship (AN-41), 20 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS Baretta (AN-41), 18 March 1944, LCDR. Ravenel L. Collins, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Baretta was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Western Caroline Islands operation
    Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944

  • Decommissioned, 4 April 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS Baretta received one battle star for World War II service
    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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    Baretta (YN-60)
    Baretta 104k Baretta (YN-60) at the fitting out pier, Everett-Pacific Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Everett, WA., fall 1943. Sandra Carle
    USS Baretta (AN-41)
    Baretta 106k Japanese Type A or Type C Midget Submarine under salvage by USS Baretta (AN-41) and USS Catclaw (AN-60) at Untan Ro (Okinawa), in July-September 1945. The submarine had been sunk there by U.S. planes during the Okinawa campaign. Note its counter-rotating propellers. Photograph was released for publication 21 January 1946.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-350051, a US Navy photo, now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    Catclaw 92k Japanese Type A or Type C Midget Submarine under salvage by USS Baretta (AN-41) and USS Catclaw (AN-60) at Untan Ro (Okinawa), in July-September 1945.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-350052, a US Navy photo, now in the collection of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Catclaw 96k Japanese Type A or Type C Midget Submarine under salvage by USS Baretta (AN-41) and USS Catclaw (AN-60) at Untan Ro (Okinawa), in July-September 1945. USS LST-809 can be seen in background.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-350054, a US Navy photo, now in the collection of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Baretta 72k USS Baretta (AN 41) forward cargo hold. Note the round buoys, eleven of them were loaded into this area. Glen Paulson, RM/2c USS Anaqua
    Baretta 66k USS Baretta (AN 41) with a Fleet Mooring and Individual Ship Protection (ISP) net on her after deck Glen Paulson, RM/2c USS Anaqua
    Baretta 41k USS Baretta (AN 41) underway, date and location unknown. Photo was received in the Navy Department in October 1945.
    US Navy Photo # 80-G-350020 from the collections of the Still Picture Branch, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Baretta (AN-41)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Collins, Ravenel L., USNR18 March 1944 - 1945
    02LT. Mackey, Martin, USNR1945 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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