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USS Canotia (AN-47)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Delta - Oscar
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal

Ailanthus Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Laid down as Yard Net Tender Canotia (YN-66) at Everett-Pacific Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Everett, WA. Reclassified Net Laying Ship (AN-47), 20 January 1944
  • Launched, 4 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS Canotia (AN-47), 31 July 1944, LCDR. William G. Holly USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Canotia (AN-47) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Guam, 21 July to 15 August 1944
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 28 February to 16 March 1945
  • Decommissioned, 18 February 1946, at San Diego, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS Canotia earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 21 April 1947, 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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    USS Canotia (AN-47)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Holly, William Gabriel, USNR31 July 1944 - 5 February 1945
    02LT. Kuipers, William James, USNR5 February 1945 - November 1945
    03LTjg. Birtch, James Bruce, USNNovember 1945 - 18 February 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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