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USS Nashawena (YAG-35)
USS Nashawena (AG-142) (1947)
US Army COL. William Al Glassford (BS-2098) (1944 - 1947)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - November - Foxtrot
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 (BSP-2098) a wooden-hulled self-propelled barge cable layer
  • Transferred to the Navy, 20 June 1947, commissioned USS Nashawena (AG-142), the same day, LT. William Kelly Bickenbach, USN 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 Hydrospace Services, Inc., Washington D.C. (acquired US Undersea Cable Corp. in 1966), renamed Omega (ON 285876), subsequently struck from the Naval Register
  • To British registry circa 1962, homeported Nassau Bahamas (British ON 315947)
  • Reflagged Panamanian in 1968
  • Sold in 1971 to International Marine Operations, Inc., Liberian, reflagged Liberian, name retained
  • Sold again in 1973
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown, dropped from Lloyds Register in early 1980s
    Displacement 602 t.(lt)
    Length 154'
    Beam 36'
    Draft 6'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 29
    Armament none
    three Fairbanks-Morse 6-cylinder 630hp Diesel engines
    three shafts

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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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