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USS Nashawena (YAG-35)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Nashawena (AG-142) (1947)
USAS 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
USAS 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)
Speed 10 kts.
two Fairbanks-Morse 6-cylinder 630hp Diesel engines
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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.
USS Nashawena (AG-142 / YAG-35)
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