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Palm

 

A tree of the spadiciflorae, palmae class.

 

(AN–28: dp. 560; l. 151’8”; b. 30’6”; dr. 10’6”; cl. Aloe)

 

Palm (AN–28) was laid down as YN–23 at American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, Ohio 18 October 1940; launched February 1941; and commissioned 21 August 1941.

 

Palm served on the Atlantic terminus of the North Atlantic convoy; in 1943, she operated in and around Argentia and Portland, Me. Re-designated AN–28 on 20 January 1944, she joined other net tenders in their Pacific efforts. Palm transported, laid, maintained, and recovered anti-torpedo nets, and maintained buoys in auxiliary tasks that kept the Navy operating.

 

After the war, Palm reported to the Columbia River, Oreg. She was out of commission, in reserve there from 1 January

 

1947 until September 1962, when transferred to the Maritime Administration, where she entered the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Olympia, Wash., and remains into 1970.