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USCGC Monomoy (WAG-275)
USS Monomoy (AG-40) (1941 - 1943)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USS Monomoy (AG-40) was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Steel-hulled cargo ship:
Built in 1918 as SS Lake Arline at Globe Shipbuilding Co., Duluth, MN.
Acquired by the US Navy as SS J. Floyd Massey, Jr., 15 September 1941, from Steel Products Transportation Co., Buffalo, N.Y
Renamed Monomoy, 15 October 1941
Converted for Naval service at Maryland Drydock Co., Baltimore, MD.
Commissioned, USS Monomoy (AG-40), 24 December 1941. with a Coast Guard crew
Decommissioned, 22 October 1943 and transferred to the Coast Guard
Recommissioned, USCGC Monomoy (WPC-275)
Struck from the Naval Register, 30 October 1943
Decommissioned by the Coast Guard, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 9 September 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 22 December 1950, to Patapsco Scrap Co. for $65,090.00 (PD-X-502) in a two ship sale, withdrawn, 21 March 1951
Displacement 2,580 t.
Beam 43' 6"
Draft 20' 3"
Speed 10 kts.
one single 4"/50 gun mount
four single .30 cal. machine guns
two depth charge projectors
one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
single propeller, 1,200shp
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||USS Monomoy (AG-40) in drydock, 27 August 1943, at Maryland Drydock Co., Baltimore, MD. Monomoy assigned to 1st Naval District at Boston, MA., and served as a weather ship from 1942 to 1943 before being transferred to the Coast Guard.
||USS Monomoy (AG-40) near Baltimore, Md., circa December 1941 after completing conversion. As a weather reporting ship this
vessel lost all of its cargo handling booms and most of its rig. The round structure aft was for inflating and launching weather balloons.
US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo No. 19-N-26273, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|USCGC Monomoy (WAG-275)
||USCGC Monomoy (WAG-275) under way 16 October 1943 after completing conversion to an Armed Guard training ship. Her armament, very heavy for an auxiliary vessel, consisted of one 5"/38 in the after well deck, two 4"/50 side by side in the forward well deck, and two 3"/50, one forward and one aft. The bulwarks in her well decks have been cut down to deck level and replaced with railings.
US Coast Guard Historian's Office photo.
USS Monomoy (AG-40)
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
MARAD Vessel History Database
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - Monomoy (AG-40) (WAG-275)
Last Updated 20 November 2015
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