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USS Manayunk (AN-81)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Foxtrot - Uniform
NDFU
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

Cohoes Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Laid down as Yard Net Tender Manayunk (YN-100); 18 December 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Redesignated Net Laying Ship (AN-81), 17 January 1945
  • Launched, 30 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS Manayunk (AN-81), 25 May 1945, LT. Milton S. Shaw USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Manayunk was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 19 July 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Astoria
  • Custody transferred to MARAD, 20 June 1961, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register in September 1962
  • Sold to Mr. A. B. Church, 12 August 1971, for non-transportation use, delivered 3 January 1972
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 785 t.
    Length 168' 6"
    Beam 33' 10"
    Draft 10' 10"
    Speed 12.3 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 42
    Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 cal gun mount
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 905 Bbls
    Propulsion
    two Busch-Sulzer BS-539 Diesel-electric engine
    single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gear
    two 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,200shp

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    Manayunk 72k Stern view of USS Manayunk (AN-81) at anchor, date and location unknown. Roch Buckman for his uncle Leo Bruegenhemke (deceased) USS Manayunk
    Manayunk 87k Port bow view of USS Manayunk (AN-81) at anchor, date and location unknown. Roch Buckman for his uncle Leo Bruegenhemke (deceased) USS Manayunk
    Manayunk 123k USS Manayunk (AN-81) at anchor alongside an unidentified net tender, date and location unknown. Roch Buckman for his uncle Leo Bruegenhemke (deceased) USS Manayunk
    Manayunk 187k USS Manayunk (AN-81) working a a buoy laid by the Japanese, date and location unknown. Leo Bruegenhemke is sitting at left next the the sailor with the hat on. Roch Buckman for his uncle Leo Bruegenhemke (deceased) USS Manayunk
    Manayunk 238k USS Manayunk (AN-81) crewmen pose for a photos at the bow, date and location unknow. Roch Buckman for his uncle Leo Bruegenhemke (deceased) USS Manayunk
    Manayunk 230k
    Manayunk 287k USS Manayunk (AN-81's 3"/50 gun crew taking gunnery practice, date and location unknown. Roch Buckman for his uncle Leo Bruegenhemke (deceased) USS Manayunk

    USS Manayunk (AN-81)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Shaw, Milton Samuel, USNR25 May 1945 - 1 March 1946
    02LT. Lackey, Roy O, USNR1 March 1946 - 1 April 1946
    03ENS. Growney, Louis P.1 April 1946 - 19 May 1946
    04LTjg. Brougham, Allen R., USNR19 May 1946 - 19 July 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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