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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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 1946||16 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"
Draft 13' 6"
Speed 12.1 kts.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
four twin 20mm AA gun mounts
Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
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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||USS Shellbark (AN-67) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
USS Shellbark (AN-67)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. McNulty, George Stuart, USNR||12 April 1944 - 16 October 1944|
|02||LT. Malavasic Jr., Frank, USNR||16 October 1944 - 9 December 1945|
|03||LT. Markus, Richard James, USNR||09 December 1945 - 14 March 1946|
|04||LTjg. Samford, Kenneth Lowell, USN||14 March 1946 - 19 April1946|
|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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