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USCGC Manhasset (WAG-276)
USS Manhasset (AG-47) (1942 - 1943)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USS Manhasset (AG-47) was transferred to the Coast Guard during World War II
Launched 16 December 1922 as the cargo ship SS Wilton (ON 222720), by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Sparrows Point, MD (YN 4214)
Delivered to Eastern Steamship Co., Boston, MA, February 1923
Acquired by Maritime Commission, December 1941
Transferred to Navy and designated Miscellaneous Yard Auxiliary YAG-8, 02 January 1942
Converted to guardship by Sullivan Dry Dock and Repair Corp., Brooklyn NY, beginning 12 January 1942
Placed in service as YAG-8, 26 March 1942
Used as guardship for 3rd Naval District inshore patrol, March-May 1942
Reclassified and named Miscellaneous Auxiliary Manhasset (AG-47), 30 May 1942
Converted for service as a weather patrol ship by Sullivan Drydock and Repair Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Loaned to the US Coast Guard, commissioned USS Manhasset (AG-47), 8 August 1942, LCDR P. L. Stinson, USCG, in command
Decommissioned and permanently transferred to the US Coast Guard, 22 October 1943
Struck from the Naval Register, 30 October 1943
Commissioned USCGC Manhasset (WAG-276), 22 October 1943
Decommissioned by US Coast Guard, 15 October 1945
Sold, 16 October 1946
Entered merchant service as Manahasset (Cia de Navigacion Maritima Cassipio SA, Panama), 1946
Wrecked on Sable Island, Nova Scotia, 04 July 1947
Displacement 1827 gross tons
Length 233.6' (250' overall)
Draft 16' 8"
Speed 11.5 knots
two single 4"/50 gun mounts
four single 20mm AA gun mounts
four depth charge projectorsComplement 150
12 warrant officers
one Hooven, Owens, Rentschler Company triple-expansion steam engine
two Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. single-ended Scotch boilers; 190 psi
single propeller, 1300ihp
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||YAG-8 moored pierside near the New York Navy Yard, 25 March 1942, one day before being placed in service. She has completed
conversion to a guardship and appears to be carrying a 4"/50 gun at each end and two of the planned 20mm guns.
US Navy photo # 19-N-29133,
a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||USS YAG-8 moored pierside near the New York Navy Yard, 25 March 1942, one day before being placed in service.
| USS Manhasset (AG-47)
||USS Manhasset (AG-47) moored pierside at Boston Navy Yard, 14 September 1943, after her reconfiguration as a weather ship and
shortly before being transferred to the Coast Guard. Note that as a weather ship she retained her gun platforms fore and aft but her mainmast was replaced by a lighter
mast stepped further forward. She lacked the weather balloon releasing tower of the Manasquan (AG-36) class, having been fitted with another type of balloon releasing
US Coast Guard Historian's Office photo, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||USS Manhasset (AG-49) in port, 14 September 1943. Like most weather ships, she was fitted with a weather balloon hangar deck aft. Manhasset provided weather service from 1942 to 1945 while assigned to 1st Naval District, at Boston, MA.
US Navy photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters and Craft of World War II" by Robert L. Scheina.
USS Manhasset (AG-47)
DANFS history entry located on the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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 - Manhasset (WAG-276)
Last Updated 29 May 2015
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