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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 Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Launched, 29 June 1944
Commissioned USS Passaic (AN-87), 6 March 1945, LT. James G, Heimer in command
During World War II USS Passaic was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 24 May 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., 8 November 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, Calderas (P-209)
Decommissioned by the Dominican Republic Navy in the 1990s
Final Disposition, 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, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Passaic (AN-87)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Heimer, James Gerald||6 March 1945 - 4 November 1945|
|02||LT. Christian, Fletcher M., USNR||4 November 1945 - 15 January 1947|
|03||ENS. Vasse, John Charles, USN||15 January 1947 24 May 1947|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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Last Updated 23 September 2016
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