USS Satinleaf (AN-43)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1329-2557-2;
USS Satinleaf (AN-43/YN-62) was an Ailanthus-class net laying ship which served with the U.S. Navy in the western Pacific Ocean theatre of operations during World War II. Her career was without major incident, and she returned home safely after the war with two battle stars to her credit. Satinleaf was laid down as YN-62 on 5 July 1943 by Everett-Pacific Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Everett, Washington; reclassified AN-43 on 20 January 1944; launched on 15 February 1944; and commissioned on 8 April 1944, Lt. Arthur B. Church in command.
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