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USS Cinnamon (AN-50)
USS Cinnamon (YN-69) (1943 - 1944)
Royal Palm (YN-69) (1942 - 1943)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Foxtrot - Quebec
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS Cinnamon (AN-50) was transferred to the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Ailanthus Class Net Laying Ship:
Laid down, 6 November 1942, as Yard Net Tender Royal Palm (YN-69), at Pollock-Stockton Shipbuilding Co., Stockton, CA.
Launched, 6 June 1943
Renamed Cinnamon, 7 December 1943
Commissioned, USS Cinnamon (YN-69), 10 January 1944, LT. James H. Russell USNR in command
Redesignated Net Laying Ship (AN-50), 20 January 1944
During World War II USS Cinnamon (AN-50) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Consolidation and Capture of Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 10 to 11 March 1945
Following World War II USS Cinnamon was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Decommissioned, 25 March 1947, at Shanghai, China
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS Cinnamon earned one battle star for World War II service
Turned over to the State Department for transfer to the Republic of China
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|15 to 25 March 1947||15 to 25 March 1947
Displacement 1,460 t.(fl)
Length 194' 6"
Draft 13' 6"
Speed 12.1 kts.
one single 3"/50 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 Cinnamon (AN-50) installing net at Manus, Admiralty Islands, circa June to July 1944. In this photo she has hoisted the end
Mark II buoy from the previously installed net section and is making an overlap to connect the new section to the old section.
||Glen Paulson ex RM2 Anaqua AN-40
USS Cinnamon (AN-50)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Russell, James Harrison, USNR||10 January 1944 - 9 December 1945|
|02||ENS. Manati, Kevin Frank, USNR||9 December 1945 - 12 September 1946|
|03||LTjg. Gulleen, Milford Lorenzo, USN||12 September 1946 - 1 January 1947|
|04||ENS. Ferch III, George, USN (USNA 1946)||1 January 1947 - 25 March 1947|
|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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