Alaska Reefer


YN-87 was a Ailanthus class net layer laid down by American Car & Foundry Company in Delaware in March 1943. She was launched as USS Pinon AN-66 in January 1944, and spent the rest of the war securing ships in UK and US waters. She was decommissioned in March 1946, and sold five years later to Alaska Reefer Industries in Seattle who refitted her as a trawler and renamed her Alaska Reefer. While at anchor she caught fire 28. August 1961, and was towed out to Port Townsend bay where she sank the following day. The wreck rest today on her port side south of Indian Island at Walan Point on a depth of 5 to 15 meter.

Former names:
Alaska Reefer
YN-87, USS Pinon, AN-66
194,6 x 37,0 x 13,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
962 grt
Wilmington ( US ) 1944
Seattle ( US )
48°04'09.6"N 122°44'39.6"W

Last updated: November 2020