Allied Warships

USS Larch (AN 21)

Net Tender of the Aloe class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeNet Tender
PennantAN 21 
Built byMarietta Manufacturing Co. (Point Pleasant, West Virginia) 
Ordered27 Jul 1940 
Laid down18 Oct 1940 
Launched2 Jul 1941 
Commissioned13 Dec 1941 
End service28 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned on 28 June 1946
Stricken on 5 March 1947
Transferred to Turkey on 10 May 1948 being renamed AG-4


Commands listed for USS Larch (AN 21)

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1George Benjamin Coale, USNR13 Dec 194112 Apr 1942 (1)
2Carl Claude Dilcer, USNR12 Apr 194213 Jan 1944 (2)
3Charles William Naulty, 3rd., USNR13 Jan 194412 Jul 1944
4David Michael Kell, USNR12 Jul 194419 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Larch include:

10 Mar 1942
USS Larch picks up survivors from the American tanker Gulftrade that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-588 3 miles off Barnegat Light in position 39°50'N, 73°52'W.

13 Mar 1942
USS Larch picks up 1 survivor from the Chilean merchant Tolten that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-404 32 miles off Barnegat, New Jersey, USA in position 40°10'N, 73°50'W.

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