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Lost to enemy action, 9 September 1942
NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
USCGC Muskeget (WAG-48)
Muskeget (AG-48) (1942)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Purple Heart - 121 KIA, 9 September 1942
Launched 10 February 1923 as the cargo ship SS Cornish (ON 222746) by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Sparrows Point, MD (YN 4215)
Delivered to Eastern Steamship Co., Boston, MA, 1923
Acquired by Maritime Commission, December 1941
Transferred to Navy and designated Miscellaneous Yard Auxiliary YAG-9, 29 December 1941
Placed in service as YAG-9 prior to conversion, 02 January 1942
Converted for Navy service at Sullivan Drydock & Repair Co., Brooklyn, NY, beginning 30 March 1942
(Probably immediately went from guardship conversion to weather patrol ship conversion)
Reclassified and named Miscellaneous Auxiliary Muskeget (AG-48), 30 May 1942
Loaned to the US Coast Guard, 30 June 1942
Commissioned USCGC Muskeget (WAG-48), 01 July 1942, LCDR Charles Ernest Toft, USCG, commanding
Final Disposition, missing with all hands on Weather Station #2 (53° 00'N, 42 ° 30'W), 09 September 1942 (Torpedoed in North Atlantic by U-755 same day)
Struck from the Naval Register, 26 October 1943
Displacement 370 t.(lt) 1,827 t.(fl)
Length 233' 6"
Beam 20' 2"
Draft 24' 3"
Speed 11 kts.
1 Public Health Service Officer
4 U.S. Weather Service employees
one single 4"/50 gun mount
one single 3"/50 gun mount
four single 20mm AA gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
four "Y" guns
one Hooven, Owens, Rentschler Company triple-expansion steam engine
two Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation single-ended Scotch boilers, 190 psi
single propeller 1,300 SHP
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||YAG-9 underway, 17 February 1942, as a guardship off New York. She was placed in service before being converted and is carrying no armament.
US Naval history and Heritage Command photo # NH 84622.
|US Coast Guard Historians Office
||YAG-9 at the Sullivan Drydock, Brooklyn, N.Y. 30 March 1942, after arriving there for conversion to a guardship. She was converted in the same manner as USS YAG-8 but was then immediately further converted to a weather ship.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-29082, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|Photo submitted by Stan Svec
Description by Robert Hurst
||YAG-9 at the Sullivan Drydock, Brooklyn, N.Y. 30 March 1942, after arriving there for conversion to a guardship.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-29083, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
DANFS history entry located at 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
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - USS Muskeget (WAG-48)
Last Updated 29 May 2015
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