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USS Nashawena (YAG-35)
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USS Nashawena (AG-142) (1947 - 1952)
USASPB COL. William Al Glassford (1944 - 1947)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - November - Foxtrot
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal


Self-propelled Wooden-hulled Miscellaneous Auxiliary Service Craft:
  • Laid down in 1944 at Seattle Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corp., Seattle, WA. for the US Army Signal Corps as Col. William. A. Glassford a wooden-hulled self-propelled barge (BSP)
  • Transferred to the Navy, 20 June 1947, commissioned USS Nashawena (AG-142), the same day, LT. William K. Bickenbach in command
  • Reclassified District Miscellaneous Auxiliary YAG-35, 9 September 1947
  • Decommissioned, 17 August 1953, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Assigned to the Pacific Reserve Flee, laid up at Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sold, 1 June 1960, to Anthony Zahardis, for use in cable work by Omega (US Undersea Cable Corp.), renamed Omega, subsequently struck from the Naval Register
  • Sold in 1971 to International Marine Operations, Inc., Liberia, reflagged Liberian, name retained
  • Sold again in 1973
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications
    Displacement 602 t.(lt)
    Length 154'
    Beam 36'
    Draft 6'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 29
    Armament none
    Propulsion system unknown

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    Nashawena 162k USS Nashawena (YAG-35) moored pierside, at either Mare Island or Pearl Harbor, circa 1947-48. Stewart Burch
    Quick 218k USS Nashawena (YAG-35) is aft of USS Quick (DMS-32) at Mare Island, 29 December 1947. Ships to the left are Chilean Navy ships (all ex-U.S. Navy).
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # 2471-47 12/29/47.
    Darryl Baker

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