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USS Tunxis (AM-90)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Quebec - Charlie
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
USS Tunxis (AN-90) was transferred to Venezuela and renamed Puerto Nutrias (H-02)
Cohoes Class Net Laying Ship:
Projected as (YN-119)
Redesignated (AN-90), 17 January 1944
Laid down, 2 May 1944 at Zenith Dredge Co., Duluth, MN.
Launched, 18 August 1944
Commissioned, USS Tunxis (AN-90), 28 March 1945
Decommissioned, 30 June 1945
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Recommissioned, 20 February 1953, LT Elmer C. Howe, USN, in command
Place in commission in reserve, 15 April 1955
Decommissioned, 20 July 1955, laid up in reserve
Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 21 June 1961, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Permanent custody assumed by the Maritime Administration, 1 September 1962
Removed from the reserve fleet and custody assumed by the US Navy, 20 June 1963, for transfer, under terms of the Military Assistance Program, to Venezuela, renamed Puerto Nutrias (H-02)
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1963
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 Tunxis (AN-90)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Howe, Elmer Charles, USN||20 February 1953 - 1954|
|02||LCDR. Ross, Albert Parker||1954 - 20 July 1955|
|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 9 September 2016
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