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USS Hoptree (AN-62)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Romeo - India
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:
  • Laid down, 24 September 1942, as YN-83, at Snow Shipyards, Inc., Rockland, MA.
  • Launched, 14 October 1943
  • Reclassified AN-62, 20 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS Hoptree (AN-62), 18 May 1944, LCDR. Thomas A. Ingham in command
  • During World War II USS Hoptree was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 1 March 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval, 20 March 1946
  • Sold for commercial service to Van Camp Sea Food Co., San Pedro, CA., 23 April 1947, fate unknown
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1954.
    Displacement 1,100 t., 1.400 t.(lim)
    Length 194' 6"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 13' 6"
    Speed 12.1 kts.
    officers 4
    enlisted 52
    Largest boom capacity12 t.
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    four twin 20mm AA gun mounts
    one Busch-Sulzer539 Diesel engine
    Ship's Service Generators two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 1,200shp.

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    Hoptree 79k USS Hoptree (AN-62) underway, 2 December 1944, in Boston Harbor.
    Boston Navy Yard photo 6938-44, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-11434US Navy photo
    Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
    Hoptree 15k USS Hoptree (AN-62) underway, 22 December 1944, location unknown. She is painted in a variation of measure 31 design 20L camouflage scheme. US Navy photo Hyperwar US Navy in WWII

    USS Hoptree (AN-62)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Ingham, Thomas Albert, USNR18 May 1944 - 1944
    03LT. Birkle, Marius Tiberius, USNR31 January 1945 - 20 May 1945
    04LTjg. Carroll, Charles Baker, USNR20 May 1945 - 1 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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