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USS Redwood (AN-30)
USS Redwood (YN-25) (1942 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Golf - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Aloe Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Laid, 18 October 1940, as a Yard Net Tender at American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, OH.
  • Launched, 22 February 1941
  • Commissioned USS Redwood (YN-25), 12 December 1942, LCDR. Max A. Morrison, USNR in command.
  • Reclassified Net Laying Ship (AN-30), 20 January 1944
  • Decommissioned, 6 June 1947, at Green Cove Springs FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • 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 dual purpose gun mount
    two .50 cal machine guns
    one y-gun.
    Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
    one Enterprise DSG-6 Diesel-electric engine
    Single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gear
    two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ships Service Generators
    Single propeller, 800shp
    Fuel Capacity - Diesel 620 Bbls

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    Redwood 54k USS Redwood (AN-30) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
    Stan Svec
    Redwood 167k USS Redwood (AN-30) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Robert McMahon for his father Joseph McMahon USS Redwood
    Redwood 253k USS Redwood (AN-30) deck division photo taken 16 December 1944 in Cuba.
    US Navy photo
    Robert McMahon for his father Joseph McMahon USS Redwood

    USS Redwood (YN-25 / AN-30)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Morrison, Max Albert, USNR12 December 1942 - 20 January 1944YN-25
    02LT. Jencks, Richard Watson, USNR20 January 1944 - 26 August 1945AN-30
    03LT. Sirginson, Arthur Watkins, USNR26 August 1945 - 7 December 1945AN-30
    04LT. Williams, Herman Daniel, USN7 December 1945 - May 1947AN-30
    05LT. Grabowski, Frank Walter, USNMay 1947 - 6 June 1947AN-30
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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