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USS Terebinth (AN-59)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Lima - Whiskey

NCLW
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


Ailanthus Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Laid down, 24 March 1943, as the Yard Net Tender Balm (YN-78), at Barbour Boat Works, New Bern, N.C.
  • Launched, 19 August 1943
  • Renamed Terebinth, 7 December 1943
  • Reclassified Net Laying Ship (AN-59), 20 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS Terebinth (AN-59), 5 August 1944, LT. Sandrup Bernsen, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Terebinth was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June1945

  • Decommissioned, 31 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold to Van Camp Sea Food Co., San Pedro, 23 April 1946
  • USS Terebinth earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,460 t.(fl)
    Length 194' 6"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 13' 6"
    Speed 12.1 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 52
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four twin 20mm AA gun mounts
    Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 760 Bbls
    Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    Propulsion
    two Busch-Sulzer BS-539 Diesel-electric engines
    single propeller, 1,200shp

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    Terebinth 72k USS Terebinth (AN-59) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Glen Paulson RM2/c USS Anaqua
    Terebinth 105k USS Terebinth (AN-59) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Glen Paulson RM2/c USS Anaqua

    USS Terebinth (AN-59)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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