|USS Palm (AN-28)|
|Namesake:||A tree of the spadiciflorae, palmae class|
|Builder:||American Shipbuilding Company, Cleveland, Ohio|
|Laid down:||18 October 1940 as a yard net tender|
|Launched:||1 February 1941|
|Commissioned:||1 November 1941 as USS Palm (YN-23)|
|Decommissioned:||1 January 1947, at Astoria, Oregon|
|Reclassified:||AN-28, 20 January 1944|
|Fate:||transferred 7 September 1962 to the U.S. Maritime Administration; fate unknown|
|Type:||Aloe-class net laying ship|
|Propulsion:||direct drive diesel engine, single propeller|
|Complement:||4 officers, 44 enlisted|
|Armament:||one single 3"/50 gun mount, three 20mm guns, one y-gun|
Built in Cleveland, OhioEdit
Palm (AN–28) was laid down as YN–23 at American Shipbuilding Company, Cleveland, Ohio, 18 October 1940; launched February 1941; and commissioned 21 August 1941.
World War II serviceEdit
Palm served on the Atlantic Ocean terminus of the North Atlantic convoy; in 1943, she operated in and around Argentia and Portland, Maine. Re-designated AN–28 on 20 January 1944, she joined other net tenders in their Pacific Ocean efforts. Palm transported, laid, maintained, and recovered anti-torpedo nets, and maintained buoys in auxiliary tasks that kept the Navy operating.
After the war, Palm reported to the Columbia River, Oregon. She was out of commission, in reserve there from 1 January 1947 until September 1962, when transferred to the U.S. Maritime Administration, where she entered the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Olympia, Washington.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - YN-23 / AN-28 Palm
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