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USS Waxsaw (AN-91)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Romeo - 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 Waxsaw (AN-91) was transferred to Venezuela, renamed ARBV Puerto Miranda (H-80)
Cohoes Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Projected as Yard Net Tender Waxsaw (YN-120)
  • Redesignated Net Laying Ship (AN-91) before building started
  • Laid down, 31 May 1944, at Zenith Dredge Co., Duluth, MN.
  • Launched, 15 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS Waxsaw (AN-91), 6 May 1945, LT. Kearny R. Garrison, USNR, in command
  • Decommissioned, 23 March 1960, at Panama City, FL.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 23 March 1960
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 27 March 1962, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Removed from the reserve fleet anchorage, 20 June1963, for transfer (loaned) under the Mutual Assistance Program to Venezuela, 1 October 1963, renamed ARBV Puerto Miranda (H-80)
  • Sold outright to Venezuela, 1 December 1977
  • Final Disposition, deleted from the Venezuelan Navy list 1978, 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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    47k Waxsaw (AN-91) was launched, 15 September 1944, Christened by the ships sponsor Mrs. J.L. Conlon, wife of the general manager of the Zenith Dredge Co.
    US Navy photos now in the collections of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Digital Library, contributed by Ms. Marilyn Urbanek.
    John Spivey
    Waxsaw 44k USS Waxsaw (AN-91) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
    Waxsaw 71k USS Waxsaw (AN-91) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Stanley C. Svec
    Waxsaw 53k USS Waxsaw (AN-91) underway, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst

    USS Waxsaw (AN-91)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Garrison, Kearny Reginald, USNR6 May 1945 - 10 March 1946
    02LTjg. McLemore, Doyle E., USNR10 March 1946 - 12 July.1946
    03LT. Tyson Jr., Warren A., USNR12 July 1946 - 15 January 1947
    04ENS. Sternberg, William Gerard, USN15 January 1947 - 1 May 1948
    05ENS. Howard, William Meyer, USN1 May 1948 - 1 June 1948
    06ENS. Sternberg, William Gerard, USN1 May 1948 - 1950
    07LT. Morgan, Daniel Hughe, USN1950 - October 1951
    08LT. Brougham, Allen R., USNROctober 1951 - September 1952
    09LT. Leedy, Gerald Floyd, USNSeptember 1952 - ?
    10LCDR. Rorie, Conrad Jonathan :RADM1956
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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