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Ailanthus Class, U.S. Net Tenders


Photograph of Ailanthus-class net tender

Naval History and Heritage Command #NH 84683


Specifications:


Tonnage 1100 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 194'7" by 37' by 13'6"
59.3m by 11.3m by 4.1m
Maximum speed       12.1 knots
Complement
56
Armament
1 3"/50 dual-purpose gun
2 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft diesel-electric (2500 shp)

The Ailanthuses were wooden-hulled net tenders completed in 1943-1945. Their designation jumped back and forth between "yard net tenders" (YT) and "net layers" (AN), perhaps because their duties rarely took them out of a Navybase, yet at 1100 tons displacement they were rather large to be treated as yard craft.

Units in the Pacific:

Lancewood      
Completed 1943-10-18 (Stockton)     

Papaya
Completed 1943-12-1 (Stockton)  

Ailanthus      
Completed 1943-12-2 (Everett)    
Run aground 1944-2-26 at Pleasant Island, Alaska, and declared a total loss
Cinnamon
Completed 1944-1-10 (Stockton)  
Bitterbush     
Completed 1944-1-15 (Everett)
Silverbell
Completed 1944-2-16 (Stockton

Anaqua
Completed 1944-2-21 (Everett
Snowbell
Completed 1944-3-16 (Stockton
Baretta
Completed 1944-3-18 (Everett)
Spicewood
Completed 1944-4-7 (Stockton
Satinleaf
Completed 1944-4-8 (Everett)
Manchineel     
Completed 1944-4-26 (Stockton
Cliffrose
Completed 1944-4-30 (Everett)
Torchwood     
Completed 1944-5-12 (Stockton)

Corkwood     
Completed 1944-5-16 (Everett)
Winterberry     
Completed 1944-5-30 (Stockton)
Viburnum
Completed 1944-6-2 (Stockton)
Cornel
Completed 1944-6-6 (Everett)
Mastic
Completed 1944-7-4 (Everett)
Canotia
Completed 1944-7-31 (Everett)
Abele
Arrived 1944-8-25

Silverleaf
Arrived 1944-9-17

Palo Blanco     
Arrived 1944-10

Terebinth
Arrived 1944-11-27

Stagbush
Arrived 1944-12

Hoptree
Arrived 1944-12-9

Pinon
Arrived 1945-2-7

Catclaw
Arrived 1945-2-22

Chinaberry
Arrived 1945-5-18


References

DANFS
NavSource.Org (accessed 2011-4-6)



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