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USS Shellbark (AN-67)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Yankee - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Service Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)

USS Shellbark (AN-67) was transferred to the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Ailanthus Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Laid down, 15 January 1943, as Yard Net Tender Shellbark (YN-91), at Canuelette Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Slidell, LA.
  • Launched, 31 October 1943
  • Redesignated Net Laying Ship (AN-67), 20 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS Shellbark (AN-67), 12 April 1944, LCDR. George S. McNulty USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Shellbark was assigned to both the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS Shellbark was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 September 1945 to 15 March 194616 March to 19 April 1946

  • Decommissioned, 19 April 1946 at Shanghai, China
  • Sold to the Republic of China, 20 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
    Displacement 1,460 t.(fl)
    Length 194' 7"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 13' 6"
    Speed 12.1 kts.
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 52
    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
    two Busch-Sulzer BS-539 Diesel-electric engines
    two 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,200shp

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    Shellbark 70k USS Shellbark (AN-67) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    USS Shellbark (AN-67)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. McNulty, George Stuart, USNR12 April 1944 - 16 October 1944
    02LT. Malavasic Jr., Frank, USNR16 October 1944 - 9 December 1945
    03LT. Markus, Richard James, USNR09 December 1945 - 14 March 1946
    04LTjg. Samford, Kenneth Lowell, USN14 March 1946 - 19 April1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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