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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)
Speed 12.5 kts.
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
||SS Claude B. Kitchen on the building ways at J. A. Jones Construction Co. Inc., Panama City, FL., prior to launching, 24 May 1945.
|USS Lookout (AGR-2)
||USS Lookout (AGR-2) underway, date and location unknown.
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Online Air Defense Radar Museum
USS Lookout (YAGR-2 / AGR-2)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Kreuger, Theodore Emil||5 March 1955 - 4 August 1956||YAGR-2|
|02||LCDR. Culbert, George William USN||4 August 1956 - 13 November 1956||YAGR-2|
|03||LCDR. Cozad, Richard Carl Joe USN||13 November 1956 - 12 November 1957||YAGR-2|
|04||LCDR. Seago, James Taylor USN||12 November 1957 - 23 February 1960||YAGR-2/AGR-2|
|05||LCDR. Mahoney, Timothy Raymond USN (USNA 1949)||23 February 1960 - 23 February 1962||AGR-2|
|06||LCDR. Farley, James Walsh USN||23 February 1962 - 4 January 1964||AGR-2|
|07||LCDR. McLoughlin, James USN||4 January 1964 - 12 July 1965||AGR-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
Last Updated 9 October 2015
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