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USS Redwood (AN-30)
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Name: USS Redwood
Namesake: An important coniferous timber tree of California that often reaches a height of 300 feet
Builder: American Shipbuilding Company, Cleveland, Ohio
Laid down: 18 October 1940
Launched: 22 February 1941
Commissioned: 12 December 1942
Decommissioned: 6 June 1947
Reclassified: AN-30, 20 January 1944
Struck: not known
Fate: transferred to the U.S. Maritime Administration's National Defense Reserve Fleet in June 1961
General characteristics
Type: Aloe-class net laying ship
Tonnage: 560 tons
Displacement: 805 tons
Length: 163' 2"
Beam: 30' 6"
Draft: 11' 8"
Propulsion: diesel engine, single propeller
Speed: 12 knots
Complement: 48 officers and enlisted
Armament: one single 3"/50 gun mount, three single 20mm gun mounts, two depth charge throwers

USS Redwood (AN-30/YN-25) 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

Redwood (YN-25) was laid down by the American Shipbuilding Company, Cleveland, Ohio, 18 October 1940; launched 22 February 1941; and commissioned 12 December 1942, Lt. Comdr. Max A. Morrison, USNR, in command.

World War IIEdit

Following shakedown, Redwood steamed south to the British West Indies. Engaged in the installation of torpedo nets at Trinidad until March 1943, she shifted to Antigua in April, tending nets there through May. Net maintenance activities at Barbados, St. Thomas, and St. Lucia Islands followed and, in mid August, she commenced similar activities at Guantanamo Bay. For the remainder of World War II she tended nets there and at ports on Hispaniola.

Reclassified AN-30, 20 January 1944, Redwood returned to Trinidad in August 1945 and through September assisted in disposal of nets at sea.

Post-war decommissioningEdit

She then sailed for the U.S. East Coast and, after availability at Charleston Navy Yard, she reported on 24 November to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Green Cove Springs, Florida, where she decommissioned 6 June 1947. In June 1961 she was transferred to the U.S. Maritime Administration's National Defense Reserve Fleet.


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