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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
USS Nashawena (YAG-35)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Nashawena (AG-142) (1947 - 1952)
USASPB COL. William Al Glassford (1944 - 1947)
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 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
Displacement 602 t.(lt)
Speed 10 kts.
Propulsion system unknown
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||USS Nashawena (YAG-35) moored pierside, at either Mare Island or Pearl Harbor, circa 1947-48.
||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.
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