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USS Naubuc (AN-84) (1945 - 1968)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Papa - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal

Cohoes Class Net Laying Ship
  • Laid down, 31 December 1943, as (YN-109), at Marine Iron and Shipbuilding Co; Duluth, MN.
  • Launched, 15 April 1944
  • Commissioned, USS Naubuc (AN-84) 15 March 1945, LTjg. William H. Bauer USNR in command
  • Decommissioned, 6 September 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up, 11 May 1961, in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1962
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 1 September 1962, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Reacquired and reinstated in the Naval Vessel Register 21 September 1967
  • Moved to Bremerton Naval Shipyard for conversion to a Yard Salvage Craft Tender, (YRST-4)
  • Placed in service in March 1958
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1975
  • Final Disposition, sold, 1 September 1975, by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping
    AN Specifications:
    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
    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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    Naubuc 186k YRST-4 date and location unknown. Robert Hurst

    USS Naubuc (AN-84)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Bauer, William Heinrich, USNR15 March 1945 - 6 September 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    MARAD Vessel History Database
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    Last Updated 23 September 2016