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USN Auxiliary Ships, Tenders, Replenishment, Repair etc


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Thanks for all the comments on the patch I posted. The picture doesn't do it justice. I'm posting another patch that may be in the Etc. column. YFR-889 Viet made.

Mitch

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Salvage Sailor

Net Layer USS NAHANT (AN-83)

 

Converted to a mine hunter, salvage ship and harbor clearance platform

 

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Net Layer USS COHOES (ANL-78)

 

Recommissioned for Vietnam service with HCU-1 1968-1972

 

She was awarded nine campaign stars in her short salvage career.

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Most ammunition ships are named for Volcanoes......

 

then there's the USS FIREDRAKE (AE-14)

 

USS FIREDRAKE (AE-14) 01a.jpg

 

She provided massive amounts of heavy ordnance to the 7th Fleet on the gun line off of Vietnam.

 

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Finally for today the USS San Jose AFS 7, a Combat Stores ship, not sure of the difference between a combat stores ship and a stores ship, still looking into that.

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USNS Albert J. Myer (T-ARC-6) Cable Layer during her MSCPAC days (Military Sealift Command Pacific)

 

A very long and respectable career for the Maritime Commission, US Army, USN, MSTS, and MSC

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USNS_Albert_J._Myer_(ARC-6)

 

SOSUS The Secret Weapon of Undersea Surveillance

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/cno/n87/usw/issue_25/sosus.htm

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