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USS Abele (AN-58)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Mike - Golf
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Okinawa)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Ailanthus Class Net Laying Ship:
Laid down, as Yard Net Tender Abele (YN-77), 8 January 1943, at Barbour Boat Works, New Bern, N.C.
Launched, 19 August 1943
Redesignated Net Laying Ship (AN-58), 20 January 1944
Commissioned USS Abele (AN-58), 2 June 1944, at Morehead City, N.C., LCDR. Jesse H. Bloodworth USNR in command
During World War II USS Abele (AN-58) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns;
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 28 February 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945
Decommissioned, 1 March 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
Custody transferred to the Maritime Commission, 7 May 1947, for disposal
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS Abele earned two battle stars for her World War II service
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 Abele (AN-58)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Bloodworth, Jesse Howard, USNR||2 June 1944 - 16 March 1945|
|02||LT. Budzik Jr., John Seymour, USNR||16 March 1945 - June 1945|
|03||LTjg. James, Robert Louis, LTJG USNR (acting)||June 1945 - ?|
|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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