evergreen shrub, or small tree, used extensively for hedges, borders,
and topiary figures because of its slow growth and its full and compact
|Aloe Class Net Laying Ship:
Displacement 700 t.(fl) Length 162' 2" Beam 30' 6" Draft 11' 8" (lim)
Speed 12.5 kts. (trial) Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
Complement: Officers 4 Enlisted 44 Fuel Capacity Diesel 665 Bbls
Armament  single 3"/50 cal gun mount;  .50 cal machine guns  y-gun.
Propulsion  Enterprise DSG-6 Diesel-electric engine; Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
Ships Service Generators  Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. single propeller, 800shp
Paul Edwards, was stationed at Harbor Defense Base, Indian Island, WA in 1942, where he painted a large mural on the library wall at the request of his CO. We were in Port Townsend and got a Public Affairs Officer number from the guards at Naval Magazine Indian Island. The officer took my call and arranged for my 97 year old father, my brother, born in '42 in Port Townsend, my sister and me to an official tour of the base with the CO and tour officer and press officers. The murals are there now in a prominent place and are included in vip tours from DOD and Congress. The Boxwood (YN-3) is shown at the Harbor Defense Base dock. Dave Edwards from Navsource Page