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USS Passaconaway (AN-86)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Quebec - India

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

USS Passaconaway (AN-86) was transferred to the Dominican Republic and renamed Separacion (P-208)
Cohoes Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Authorized as Yard Net Tender YN-111
  • Laid down, 15 April 1944, as Net Tender AN-86 at Marine Iron and Shipbuilding Co., Duluth, MN.
  • Launched, 30 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS Passaconaway (AN-86), 27 April 1945, LT, Allard G. Russell USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Passaconaway was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 1 April 1947, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Transferred to Maritime Administration National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 19 September 1962
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 1962
  • Removed from the Reserve Fleet anchorage, 30 August 1976 for transfer to the Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility Bremerton WA. sale to the Dominican Republic
  • Transferred to the Dominican Republic in September 1976, renamed, Separacion (P-208)
  • Current Disposition active in the Dominican Republic navy
    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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    Passaconaway 71k USS Passaconaway (AN-86) photographed by her builders, 23 April 1945, in the original configuration of the class. Her armament consists of one 3"/50 aft and four 20mm guns, one in a high tub forward of the smokestack, two on top of the bridge, and one just aft of the stack.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-82538, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Robert Hurst
    Passaconaway 41k USS Passaconaway (AN-86) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    USS Passaconaway (AN-86)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Russell, Allard Gilbert, USNR27 April 1945 - 10 November 1945
    02LT. Lathem Jr., Louis P., USNR10 November 1945 - 30 April 1946
    03LTjg. Trent, John Henry, USNR30 April 1946 - 1 April 1947
    04LTjg. Hibbard, Warren Curtis. USN1 April 1947 - 2 April 1947
    05ENS. Bachert, John Oliver, USN2 April 1947 - 8 April 1947
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Net Tender Stories
    MARAD Vessel History Database
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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