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USS Passaic (AN-87)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Quebec - Golf
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USS Passaic (AN-87) was transferred to the Dominican Republic and renamed Calderas (P-209)
Cohoes Class Net Laying Ship:
Authorized as Yard Net Tender YN-113
Laid down, 25 April 1944, at Leathen Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Launched, 29 June 1944
Commissioned USS Passaic (AN-87), 6 March 1945
During World War II USS Passaic was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned in March 1947, at San Diego, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
Transferred to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., in July 1963
Transferred to the Dominican Republic in 1976, renamed, Calderas (P-209)
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Decommissioned by the Dominican Republic Navy in the 1990s, fate unknown
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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||USS Passaic (AN-87) photographed by her builder near Sturgeon Bay, WI., 16 February 1945. Her camouflage is a variant of measure 31 design 20L.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-78555, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archive.
USS Passaic (AN-87)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 1 October 2010
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