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Aloe Class, U.S. Net Tenders


Photograph of Aloe-class net tender

National Archives. Via NavSource.org

Schematic diagram of Aloe class net tender

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage 560 tons light
700 tons fully loaded
Dimensions 151'8" by 30'6" by 10'6"
46.2m by 9.3m by 3.2m
Maximum speed       14 knots
Complement
40
Armament
1 3"/50 dual-purpose gun
3 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
4 0.50 machine guns
One depth charge thrower
Machinery
1-shaft Enterprise DSG-6 diesel-electric (1000 shp)
Bunkerage
88 tons
Modifications
Light antiaircraft eventually increased to 3x2 20mm guns

The Aloes were net tenders constructed in 1940-1941. They were designated as yard craft (YN) "in service" until 1942, when they were redesignated as net tenders (AN) and commissioned into the Navy.

Units in the Pacific:

Aloe   
San Francisco
Boxwood
Seattle
Buckeye
Seattle
Buckthorn
San Pedro
Butternut     
Seattle
Catalpa
San Francisco
Chestnut
San Diego
Chinquapin     
San Francisco
Cinchona
Pearl Harbor
Ebony
San Francisco
Rosewood
Arrived 1942-8
Teak
Arrived 1942-12-10
Locust
Arrived 1943-1
Holly
Arrived 1943-1-19
Elder
Arrived 1943-8
Palm
Arrived 1944-1
Mulberry
Arrived 1944-2
Mimosa
Arrived 1944-4-21
Teaberry
Arrived 1944-5
Mahogany
Arrived 1944-7-14
Sandalwood     
Arrived 1944-10-16
Hazel
Arrived 1945-5-2

References

DANFS
NavSource.Org (accessed 2009-2-14)

ONI 222 (1945-9-1)



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