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USS Stagbush (AN-69)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Bravo - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Ailanthus Class Net Laying Ship:
Laid down as Yard Net Tender Stagbush (YN-93), 9 February 1943, at Canulette Shipbuilding Co. Inc., Slidell, LA.
Reclassified Net Laying Ship (AN-69), 20 January 1944
Launched, 29 January 1944
Commissioned USS Stagbush (AN-69), 30 August 1944, LCDR. Carl C. Dilcer, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Stagbush (AN-69) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945
Following WWII USS Stagbush was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 21 December 1945
Decommissioned, 26 March 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
USS Stagbush earned one battle star for World War II service
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
Sold to Robert A. Martinolich in April 1947 and converted for commercial service
Final Disposition, burned, 16 October 1954, at Norfolk, VA.
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
two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 1,200shp.
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||USS Stagbush (AN-69) underway circa September 1944 shortly after completion.
Note that she still has the gun tub above and to starboard of the stack, and the high after mast.
US Navy Bureau of Ships photo # unknown, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|Mike Green and
Kathy Munns for her father Frank Gardner USS Stagbush 1943-45
USS Stagbush (AN-69)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Dilcer, Carl Claude, USNR||30 August 1944 - 16 October 1945|
|02||LCDR. Arthur Frank, USNR||16 October 1945 - 26 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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