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USS Christiana (YAG-32)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Christiana (IX-80) (1942 - 1943)
USLHST Azalea (1891 - 1933)
November - Whiskey - Juliet - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
World War I Victory Medal (with Patrol clasp) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Miscellaneous Unclassified-Seaplane Tender:
Built in 1892 at Johnson Foundry, New York. N.Y. for the US Light House Service
Commissioned USLHST Azalea, 25 June 1891
Transferred to the Navy, 16 April 1917
During World War I Azalea was assigned to the 1st Naval District
Returned to the Lighthouse Service in accordance with an Executive Order dated 1 July 1919
Decommissioned and sold in 1933.
Acquired by the Navy in August 1942
Commissioned USS Christiana (IX-80), 9 November 1942, LTjg. A. J. De Francis, USNR in command
During World War II Christiana served in the Caribbean as a seaplane tender
Reclassified YAG-32, 20 November 1943
Decommissioned, 28 July 1945, at Miami, FL.
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 September 1945
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 25 February 1946, for disposal
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 516 t.
Length 145' 3"
Beam 24' 3"
Draft 12' 7"
single propeller 770shp
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||USS Christiana (YAG-32) at anchor, 11 April 1945, location unknown.
USLHST Azalea - Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
USS Christiana (IX-80 / YAG-32) - Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
US Coast Guard Historian's Office - Azalea 1891
Last Updated 1 May 2009
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