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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.
Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
one single 3"/50 cal gun mount
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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||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
USS Oneota (AN-85)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Morgan, Robert Wilson, USNR||12 March 1945 - December 1945|
|02||LTjg. Birtch, James Bruce, USN||December 1945 - 30 November 1946|
|03||LTjg. 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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 23 September 2016
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