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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
YN-82 / AN-61 Chinaberry
Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
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-83), at Snow Shipyards, Inc., Rockland, ME.
Launched, 19 July 1943
Named Chinaberry, 20 January 1944
Commissioned, USS Chinaberry (AN-61), 12 March 1944, LCDR. K. G. Cady, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 26 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 1,100 t.
Length 194' 6"
Draft 13' 6"
Speed 12 kts.
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
four twin 20mm AA gun mounts
Propulsion diesel electric, 2,500hp.
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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.
||Courtesy Glen Paulson ex RM2/c USS Anaqua
View the Chinaberry (AN-61)
DANFS history entry located on the US Naval Historical Center
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
No Information Available
Last Updated 26 October 2007
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