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TCG Ag6 (P306)
HNLMS Cerberus (A895) (1922 - 1937)
AN-93 (1952 - 1970)

HNLMS Cerberus International Radio Call Sign:
Papa - Alpha - Yankee - Mike
Net Laying Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as AN-93 at Bethlehem Steel Richmond, N. Y.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • AN-93 never saw service with the US Navy
  • Transferred to the Netherlands upon completion in 1952 under terms of the Mutual Defense Assistance Program (MDAP)
  • Commissioned, 10 November 1952, into the Netherlands navy as HNLMS Cerberus (A895)
  • Decommissioned, 3 November 1969
  • Returned to US custody and transferred the same day, 17 September 1970, to Turkey
  • Commissioned into the Turkish navy as TCG Ag-6 (P306)
  • Current Disposition, active, Turkish navy
    Cerberus Specifications:
    Displacement 785 t.
    Length 168' 6"
    Beam 33' 10"
    Draft 10' 10"
    Speed 12.3 kts.
    Complement 51
    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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    HNLMS Cerberus (A895)
    AN-93 217k HNLMS Cerberus (A895) ship's crest. Arie van Mazijk
    AN-93 68k HNLMS Cerberus (A895) moored pierside at Den Helder the Netherlands, date unknown. Arie van Mazijk
    AN-93 34k HNLMS Cerberus (A895) working at sea, date and location unknown. Arie van Mazijk
    AN-93 59k HNLMS Cerberus (A895) underway, date and location unknown. Arie van Mazijk
    AN-93 83k HNLMS Cerberus (A895) preparing to moor pierside, date and location unknown. Arie van Mazijk
    AN-93 56k HNLMS Cerberus (A895) recovering a downed Dutch navy P2 Neptune patrol plane, 23 January 1965. Arie van Mazijk
    AN-93 42k
    TCG A-6 (P306)
    AN-93 50k TCG A-6 (P306) moored pierside, 1976, location unknown. Arie van Mazijk

    There is no DANFS history record for AN-93 available at NavSource
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