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USS Cornel (AN-45)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Charlie - Quebec
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, date unknown, as Yard Net Tender Cornel (YN-64) at Everett-Pacific Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Everett, WA.
  • Reclassified Net Laying Ship (AN-45), 20 January 1944
  • Launched, 21 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS Cornel (AN-45), 6 June 1944, LCDR. John F. Eddy USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Cornel was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 15 February 1946, at San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 29 January 1947, for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1,460 t.
    Length 194' 6"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 13' 6"
    Speed 12.1 kts.
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 52
    Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity 760 Bbls
    Diesel electric, Busch-Sulzer 539
    two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 2,500shp

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    USS Cornel (AN-45)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Eddy, John Francis, USNR6 June 1944 - 2 January 1945
    02LT. Little, Benjamin James, USNR2 January 1945 - 17 October 1945
    03LT. Anderson, Herbert Louis, USNR17 October 1945 - 15 February 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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