USS Boxwood YN-3

An evergreen shrub, or small tree, used extensively for hedges, borders, and topiary figures because of its slow growth and its full and compact foliage.

Aloe Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Laid down, 19 November 1940, at Lake Washington Shipyards, Houghton, WA.
  • Placed in service, as Boxwood (YN-3), 25 July 1941, at Puget Sound Navy Yard.
  • Commissioned USS Boxwood (YN-3), 2 January 1943
  • Reclassified Net Laying Ship (AN-8), 20 January 1944
  • Decommissioned, 13 November 1946 at Portland, OR.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 9 October 1962
  • Transferred to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. until 1974
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown

  • 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 [1] single 3"/50 cal gun mount;  [2] .50 cal machine guns   [1] y-gun.
    Propulsion [1] Enterprise DSG-6 Diesel-electric engine;  Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
     Ships Service Generators [2] Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. single propeller, 800shp


    Net Tender Story

    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


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