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USS Manchineel (AN-54)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Foxtrot - Hotel
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:
Authorized as Sumac (YN-73)
Renamed Manchineel, 3 April 1943
Laid down, 8 June 1943, as Manchineel (YN-73) at Pollock-Stockton Shipbuilding Co., Stockton, CA.
Launched, 1 January 1944
Redesignated a Net Laying Ship (AN-54), 20 January 1944
Commissioned USS Manchineel (AN-54), 26 April 1944, LT. William B. Brown USNR in command
During World War II USS Manchineel was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 11 March 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
Custody transferred to the Maritime Commission, 18 June 1947
Final Disposition, sold, 20 June 1947, to Walter H. Wilms, fate unknown
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 Manchineel (AN-54) pierside Terminal Island Small
Craft Training Center, June 1944 before departing for Pearl Harbor. This view is looking forward from the bridge toward the bow.
||James D. McGrew USS Manchineel
USS Manchineel (AN-54)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Brown, William Bass, USNR||26 April 1944 - 17 November 1945|
|02||LT. Boseman, James C., USNR||17 November 1945 - 11 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Net Tender Stories
Last Updated 23 September 2016
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