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USS Chinaberry (AN-61)
Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
Chinaberry (YN-82) (1944)
November - Charlie - Papa - Sierra
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Ailanthus Class Net Laying Ship:
Laid down as (YN-82), at Snow Shipyards, Inc., Rockland, ME.
Launched, 19 July 1943
Named Chinaberry, 20 January 1944
Commissioned, USS Chinaberry (AN-61), 12 March 1944, LCDR. Kenneth G. Cady USNR in command
During World War II USS Chinaberry served in both the Europe-Africa-Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters
Decommissioned, 25 March 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
Final Disposition, sold, 27 February 1950, fate unknown
Displacement 1,400 t. (lim)
Length 194' 6"
Draft 13' 6"
Speed 12.3 kts (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
four twin 20mm AA gun mounts
one Busch-Sulzer 539 Diesel electric engine
two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
Fuel Capacity Diesel 665 Bbls
Single propeller, 2,500shp
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||Mrs. Otis M. Mader, the wife of Navy Lieutenant Otis M. Mader, christening YN-82at the Snow Shipyards in Rockland, ME. 19 July 1943. It took Mrs. Mader four tries to finally break the champagne bottle across YN-82s bow.
||YN-82 slipping down the ways after christening, 19 July 1944 at the Snow Shipyards in Rockland, ME.
||Chinaberry (AN-61) underway, date and location unknown. Chinaberry wears a variation of camouflage scheme measure 31 design 20L in this photo.
||Mike Green and
Courtesy Glen Paulson ex RM2/c USS Anaqua
USS Chinaberry (AN-61)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Cady, Kenneth Gordon, USNR||12 March 1944 - 26 March 1945|
|02||LT. Marston, James Arthur, USNR||26 March 1945 - 9 January 1946|
|03||LT. Partridge, Robert George, USNR||9 January 1946 - 25 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 12 March 2021
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