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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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"
Draft 13' 6"
Speed 12.1 kts.
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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||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.
||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)
|01||LCDR. Ingham, Thomas Albert, USNR||18 May 1944 - 1944|
|03||LT. Birkle, Marius Tiberius, USNR||31 January 1945 - 20 May 1945|
|04||LTjg. Carroll, Charles Baker, USNR||20 May 1945 - 1 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 23 September 2016
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