From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
A genus of trees, one of the most common of which is the dogwood.
dr. 13'6'' s. 12 k. cpl. 56 a. 1 x 3"
Cornel (AN-45) was launched 21 April 1944 by Everett Pacific Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Everett, Wash., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. P. Pigott; and commissioned 6 June 1944, Lieutenant Commander J. F. Eddy, USNR, in command.
Cornel sailed in convoy from San Pedro, Calif., 6 August 1944 for Eniwetok, arriving 15 September. On 9 October she reported at Ulithi to maintain nets, and except for short periods at Peleliu, in the Palau Islands, Cornel remained at Ulithi tending nets until the end of the war, then dismantling and salvaging them. She cleared Ulithi 17 October 1945 and arrived at San Pedro, Calif., 29 November, remaining there until decommissioned 15 February 1946. She was returned to the Maritime Commission for disposal 29 January 1947.