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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:
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
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
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
Displacement 1,460 t.(fl)
Length 194' 6"
Draft 13' 6"
Speed 12.1 kts.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
four twin 20mm AA gun mounts
Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
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)
|01||LCDR. Holly, William Gabriel, USNR||31 July 1944 - 5 February 1945|
|02||LT. Kuipers, William James, USNR||5 February 1945 - November 1945|
|03||LTjg. Birtch, James Bruce, USN||November 1945 - 18 February 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 16 September 2016
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