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USS Marietta (AN-82)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Quebec - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

USS Marietta was transferred to Venezuela, renamed ARBV Puerto Santo (H-01)
Cohoes Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Projected as Yard Net Tender Marietta (YN-101)
  • Redesignated Net Laying Ship (AN-82)
  • Laid down, 17 February 1945, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 27 April 1945
  • Commissioned USS Marietta (AN-82), 22 June 1945, LT. Richard Haber, USNR, in command
  • Decommissioned, 19 March 1947, at Orange,TX.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange
  • Recommissioned, 14 February 1952
  • Decommissioned 21 December 1959, at Bayonne, N.J.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred in February 1962, under terms of the Military Assistance Program, to Venezuela, renamed ARBV Puerto Santo (H-01)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 785 t.
    Length 168' 6"
    Beam 33' 10"
    Draft 10' 10"
    Speed 12.3 kts.
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 42
    Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
    one single 3"/50 cal gun mount
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 905 Bbls
    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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    USS Marietta (AN-82)
    98k USS Marietta (AN-82) photographed by her builder near Portland, OR., 19 June 1945, in the revised configuration of the class. The high gun tub forward of the smokestack is gone, and the other three 20mm gun positions carry the new twin 20mm gun.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo #'s 19-N-85499, 19-N-85499 and 19-N-85500, courtesy
    Robert Hurst
    Marietta 62k USS Marietta (AN-82) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
    Stan Svec
    ARBV Puerto Santo (H-01)
    Marietta 140k Ex- USS Marietta (AN-82) in the Republic of Venezuela naval service as ARBV Puerto Santo (H-01) at the US Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, MD., in February 1962, after her conversion to a hydrographic survey vessel and buoy tender.
    US Coast Guard photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Marietta 220k Hydrographic Survey Ship ARBV Puerto Santo (H-01) underway in 1966, location unknown.
    Official U.S. Coast Guard photo from the 1966/67 Edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships."
    Robert Hurst
    Marietta 57k Hydrographic Survey Ship ARBV Puerto Santo (H-01) moored pierside, location unknown, circa 1970.
    Official Venezuelan Navy photo
    Robert Hurst

    USS Marietta (AN-82)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Haber, Richard, USNR22 June 1945 - 13 November 1945
    02LT. Cone, William H., USNR13 November 1945 - 1 August 1946
    03LT. Buckley, Charles H., USNR1 August 1946 - 20 January 1947
    04LTjg. Corning, Laverne Clifford, USN20 January 1947 - 19 March 1947
     Decommissioned19 March 1947 - 14 February 1952
    05LT. Oulliber, Walter L., USNR14 February 1952 - ?
    06LCDR. McLoughlin, James USNOctober 1954 - ?
    07LCDR. Raffaele, Robert Joseph, USN (USNA 1953)August 1956 - August 1957
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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