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USS Tunxis (AN-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, LT. Charles W. Naulty III USNR in command
  • 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.
    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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    USS Tunxis (AN-90)

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Naulty III, Charles William, USNR28 March 1945 - 10 September 1946
    02LT. Poore, George Edward, USN10 September 1946 - 2 December 1946
     Decommissioned30 June 1945 - 20 February 1953
    03LT. Howe, Elmer Charles, USN20 February 1953 - 1954
    04LCDR. Ross, Albert Parker1954 - 20 July 1955
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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