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USS Oneota (AN-85)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Papa - Zulu

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, 9 February 1944, at Marine Iron and Shipbuilding Co., Duluth, MN.
  • Launched, 27 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS Oneota (AN-85), 12 March 1945, LT. Robert W. Morgan USNR in command
  • USS Oneota (AN-85) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.7 Target Vessel Group - Salvage Units for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
  • Decommissioned, 7 February 1947, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Transferred to MARAD National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. 8 November 1962
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 1962
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 22 January 1976, (PD-X-1002) for $10,000, to Zidell Explorations, removed 24 February 1976
    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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    ONeota 146k Ex-USS Oneota (AN-85) laid up in reserve at either San Diego or Suisun Bay, date unknown.
    Photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
    Stan Svec

    USS Oneota (AN-85)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Morgan, Robert Wilson, USNR12 March 1945 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Birtch, James Bruce, USNDecember 1945 - 30 November 1946
    03LTjg. Wilson, Ronald Owen, USN (USNA 1945)30 November 1946 - 7 February 1947
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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    MARAD Vessel History Database
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