USS Nahant YN-102

A seaside resort in Essex County, Mass., located on a small peninsula on Massachusetts Bay.

Cohoes Class Net Laying Ship:    Authorized as (YN-102)
  • Redesignated (AN-83), 20 January 1944
  • Laid down, 31 March 1945, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Commissioned, USS Nahant (AN-83), 24 August 1945
  • Decommissioned, 31 July 1946, at Orange, TX.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange
  • Recommissioned, 14 February 1952
  • Decommissioned, 30 September 1968
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1968
  • USS Nahant (AN-83) was transferred to Uruguay and renamed Rou-Huracan (BT-30)

    Displacement 785 t.   Length 168' 6"   Beam 33' 10"    Draft 10' 10"
    Speed 12.3 kts.    Complement  Officers 4 Enlisted 42
    Armament [1] single 3"/50 cal gun mount,  [4] single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion (As Built) [2] Busch-Sulzer 539 Diesel electric engines
    (Replacements) [2] ALCO (American Locomotive Company) straight six cylinder Diesel engines, date unknown
    single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    [2] 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators,   single propeller, 1,200shp

    Nahant can be seen at right in Little Creek, VA Harbor Defense Base photo below

    The webmaster of this webpage took this photo because he was stationed there in 1954-55


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