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Lost to enemy action, 9 September 1942
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USCGC Muskeget (WAG-48)
USS Muskeget (AG-48) (1942)
USS YAG-9 (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
Built in 1923 as SS Cornish at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Sparrows Point, MD.
Acquired by the USS Navy, 29 December 1941
Converted for Navy service at Sullivan Drydock & Repair Co., New York, N.Y.
Commissioned USS YAG-9, 3 January 1942
Reclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary, and named USS Muskeget (AG-48), 30 May 1942
Decommissioned, and transferred (loaned) to the Coast Guard, 30 June 1942
Commissioned USCGC Muskeget (WAG-48), 1 July 1942
Final Disposition, lost by enemy torpedo attack, (Torpedoed in North Atlantic by U-755, 9 September 1942)
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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||USS 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
||USS 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
||USS 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.
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - USS Muskeget; YAG-9; AG-48; WAG-48
Last Updated 5 February 2010
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