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USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Basilan Class Miscellaneous Auxiliary:
  • Laid down, 4 October 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCE 3073) at New England Shipbuilding Corp., South Portland, ME
  • Launched, 17 November 1944
  • Acquired by the US Navy and placed in reduced commission, 23 November 1944, for transit to Todd Shipbuilding Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. for conversion to an electronics repair ship, LCDR. James H. Graves, Jr., USNR, (Aux Ferry Crew #5) in command
  • Decommissioned at Brooklyn, N.Y., 26 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74), 29 July 1945, CDR. Tilghman H. Moyer, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Coasters Harbor was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS Coasters Harbor was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 26 October 1945 to 8 March 1946
  • USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.8.1 Service Group - Repair and Service Unit for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
  • Decommissioned, 3 July 1947, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Redesignated General Stores Issue Ship (AKS-22), 18 August 1951
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 April 1960
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 5 December 1960, San Diego, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 5 December 1960, to Hugh Neu Steel Products Inc.
    Displacement 5,766 t.(lt) 14,350 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 23'
    Speed 12.5 kts. (trial)
    Officers 59
    Enlisted 833
    Largest Boom Capacity 36 t.
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four single 40mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 7,400 Bbls
    Diesel 1,470 Bbls
    One General Machine Corp. vertical triple-expansion reciprocating engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450° Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel-drive 350Kw 450V A.C.
    two turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 2,500shp

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    Coasters Harbor 122k USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74) commissioning ceremony, 29 July 1945, at Todd Shipbuilding Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. Paul Phipps USS Coasters Harbor
    Coasters Harbor 49k USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74) commissioning ceremony, 29 July 1945, the new commanding officer CDR.T. H. Moyer, USNR is on the right. Paul Phipps USS Coasters Harbor
    Coasters Harbor 40k USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74) at anchor in the harbor at Sasebo, Japan, circa 31 October 1945 to 5 March 1946. Paul Phipps USS Coasters Harbor
    Coasters Harbor 122k USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74) Thanksgiving Day Menu, 29 November 1945, while at Sasebo, Japan. Paul Phipps USS Coasters Harbor
    Coasters Harbor 79k
    Coasters Harbor 109k USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74) moored, date and location unknown. CAPT. Jerry Mason, USN
    Coasters Harbor 92k Two of USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74) officers, date and location unknown. David Buell
    Coasters Harbor 153k USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74) soon after World War II. Coasters Harbor supported ships at Sasebo, Japan, from October 1945 to March 1946 and returned to San Pedro, CA., in September 1946 after participating in Operation "Crossroads" (the Bikini atomic bomb tests).
    US Navy photo # USN 1043999 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy
    Robert Hurst
    Coasters Harbor 150k Casual photos of USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74) crew members in 1945, location unknown. Claudia Brown for her father John McCullough USS Coasters Harbor
    Coasters Harbor 83k
    Coasters Harbor 307k Two of USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74) at anchor, date and location unknown. Aaron Boone

    USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Graves Jr., James Henry, USNR23 November 1944 - 26 November 1944
     Decommissioned26 November 1944 - 29 July 1945
    02CDR. Moyer, Tilghman Huber, USNR29 July 1945 - 3 July 1947
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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