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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

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USS Lookout (AGR-2)
USS Lookout (YAGR-2) (1955 - 1958)

JANAP Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign - Shindig (K)ilo - Section 6A of JANAP 119(F) 1968
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Navy Expeditionary Medal (2-Cuba) - National Defense Service Medal

Guardian Class Radar Picket Ship:
  • Laid down, 5 April 1945, as SS Claude B. Kitchen, a Maritime Commission type (Z-EC2-S-C5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 3139) at J. A. Jones Construction Co. Inc., Panama City, FL.
  • Launched, 24 May 1945
  • Delivered in May 1945 to the Maritime Commission to be laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 13 August 1954 and converted to a Radar Picket Ship at Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, S.C,
  • Commissioned, USS Lookout (YAGR-2), 5 March 1955, at Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston S.C., LCDR.Theodore E. Kreuger in command
  • Redesignated (AGR-2), 28 September 1958
  • Decommissioned, 12 July 1965, at Bayonne, N.J.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1965
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in November 1970 at Bilbao, Spain
    Displacement 8,760 t.(fl)
    Length 441'
    Beam 57'
    Draft 27'
    Speed 12.5 kts.
    13 officers
    138 enlisted
    Armament two 3"/50 guns
    Fuel Oil, 443,646 gals.
    Diesel, 68,267 gals.
    Fresh Water, 15,082 gals.
    Ballast, 1,326,657 gals fresh water
    two 220 PSI boilers
    one 3 cylinder triple-expansion reciprocating engine,
    one 4 blade, 18' 6" propeller, 2,500shp
    two Ship's Service Generators

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    SS Claude B. Kitchen
    Lookout 113k SS Claude B. Kitchen on the building ways at J. A. Jones Construction Co. Inc., Panama City, FL., prior to launching, 24 May 1945. David Nixon
    USS Lookout (AGR-2)
    Lookout 23k USS Lookout (AGR-2) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Gene Mcmanus Webmaster
    Online Air Defense Radar Museum

    USS Lookout (YAGR-2 / AGR-2)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Kreuger, Theodore Emil5 March 1955 - 4 August 1956YAGR-2
    02LCDR. Culbert, George William USN4 August 1956 - 13 November 1956YAGR-2
    03LCDR. Cozad, Richard Carl Joe USN13 November 1956 - 12 November 1957YAGR-2
    04LCDR. Seago, James Taylor USN12 November 1957 - 23 February 1960YAGR-2/AGR-2
    05LCDR. Mahoney, Timothy Raymond USN (USNA 1949)23 February 1960 - 23 February 1962AGR-2
    06LCDR. Farley, James Walsh USN23 February 1962 - 4 January 1964AGR-2
    07LCDR. McLoughlin, James USN4 January 1964 - 12 July 1965AGR-2
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    MARAD Vessel History Data Base
    USS Lookout AGR-2
    YAGR's (Radar Picket Ships) Association
    Online Air Defense Radar Museum
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