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YN-69 Royal Palm / Cinnamon
AN-50 Cinnamon

Ailanthus Class Net Laying Ship: Laid down, 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; Redesignated Net Laying Ship (AN-50), 20 January 1944; Decommissioned, 25 March 1947, at Shanghai, China; Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown); Turned over to the State Department for transfer to the Republic of China. Cinnamon received one battle star for World War II service.

Specifications: Displacement 1,275 t.; Length 194' 6"; Beam 34' 7"; Draft 11' 8"; Speed 12kts; Complement 57, Armament one single 3"/50 gun mount, four twin 20mm gun mounts; Propulsion, diesel electric, 2,500hp.
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Cinnamon 88k 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 overlap to connect the new section to the old section. Glen Paulson ex RM2 Anaqua AN-40

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DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association

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