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

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