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USCGC Manhasset (WAG-276)
USS Manhasset (AG-47) (1942 - 1943)
YAG-8 (1942)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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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)
    Beam 40.2'
    Draft 16' 8"
    Speed 11.5 knots
    two single 4"/50 gun mounts
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four depth charge projectors
    Complement 150
    14 officers
    12 warrant officers
    124 enlisted
    Propulsion system
    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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    Manhasset 113k 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
    Robert Hurst
    Manhasset 193k USS YAG-8 moored pierside near the New York Navy Yard, 25 March 1942, one day before being placed in service. Stan Svec
    USS Manhasset (AG-47)
    Manhasset 101k 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 facilities.
    US Coast Guard Historian's Office photo, courtesy
    Robert Hurst
    Manhasset 94k 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.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Manhasset (AG-47)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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