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USS Palm (AN-28)
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Name: USS Palm
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
Struck: date unknown
Fate: transferred 7 September 1962 to the U.S. Maritime Administration; fate unknown
General characteristics
Type: Aloe-class net laying ship
Tonnage: 560 tons
Displacement: 850 tons
Length: 163' 2"
Beam: 30' 6"
Draft: 11' 8"
Propulsion: direct drive diesel engine, single propeller
Speed: 12.5 knots
Complement: 4 officers, 44 enlisted
Armament: one single 3"/50 gun mount, three 20mm guns, one y-gun

USS Palm (AN-28/YN-23) was an Aloe-class net laying ship which was assigned to serve the U.S. Navy during World War II with her protective anti-submarine nets.

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.

Post-war decommissioningEdit

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.


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