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USS Cinchona (AN-12)
USS Cinchona (YN-7) (1942 - 1944)
Cinchona (YN-7) (1941 - 1942)

International Radio Call Sign
: November - Bravo - Charlie - Quebec
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive-Pearl Harbor) - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Service Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal

Aloe Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as Yard Net Tender (YN-7), at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 2 July 1941
  • Placed in service as Cinchona (YN-7), 15 August 1941, LT. Horace H. Breed, USNR, in charge
  • During World War II USS Cinchona was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941 Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 16 June to 10 August 1944

  • Commissioned, USS Cinchona (YN-7), 20 December 1942, LT Thomas A. Ingham, USNR in command
  • Redesignated Net Layer (AN-12), 20 December 1944
  • Decommissioned, 6 November 1946 at Vancouver, WA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS Cinchona earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 700 t.(fl) 805 t.(lim)
    Length 162' 2""
    Beam 30' 6"
    Draft 11' 8" (lim)
    Speed 12.5 kts. (trial)
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 44
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    two .50 cal machine guns
    one y-gun.
    Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 665 Bbls
    one Enterprise DSG-6 Diesel-electric engine
    single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ships Service Generators
    single propeller, 800shp

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    96k Cinchona (YN-7) under way near her builders yard, Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR. during trials, 8 August 1941.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo No. 19-N-25262 and 19-N-24267 US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Mike Green
    Cinchona 580k
    Cinchona 234k

    USS Cinchona (YN-7 / AN-12)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Breed, Horace Henry, USNR (OinC)15 August 1941 - 20 December 1942
    02LT. Ingham, Thomas Albert, USNR20 December 1942 - August 1943
    03LT. Russell, Allard Gilbert, USNRAugust 1943 - August 1944
    04LT. Sirginson, Arthur Wayne, USNRAugust 1944 - December 1944
    05LT. Miller, Elwood Ernest, USNRDecember 1944 - August 1945
    06LT. Sherman, Leo Travers, USNRAugust 1945 - December 1945
    07LTjg. Moore, Charles Francis, USNRDecember 1945 - 1 April 1946
    08LTjg. Ward, James Francis, USNR1 April 1946 - 6 November 1946
    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
    Net Tender Stories
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