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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
USS Scanner patches; at left 1956 to 1958, at right 1958 to 1963,
contributed by Philip J. Kloss USS Scanner 1955-58 at left 1956-58
Contributed by Al Grazevich
USS Scanner (AGR-5)
USS Scanner (YAGR-5) (1955 - 1958)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Oscar - Lima - Hotel
JANAP Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign - Naomi (E)cho - Section 6A of JANAP 119(F) 1968
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
Guardian Class Radar Picket Ship:
Laid down, 24 January 1945, as SS Edwin D. Howard, a Maritime Commission type (Z-EC2-S-C5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 2344) at J. A. Jones Construction Co. Inc., Panama City, FL.
Launched, 27 February 1945
Delivered, 14 March 1945, to the Maritime Commission to be operated under a WSA contract by Alcoa Steamship Co.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 21 November 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
Acquired by the US Navy, 10 June 1955, for conversion to a Radar Picket Ship at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
Commissioned, USS Scanner (YAGR-5), 30 January 1956, at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA., LCDR. Henry H. Pruett USN in command
Redesignated (AGR-5), 28 September 1958
Decommissioned, 21 July 1965
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 26 July 1965, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1965
Permanent custody transferred to the Maritime Administration, 4 February 1966
Final Disposition, sold for non-transportation use, 3 October 1974, to General Exploration Co., Dallas, TX., fate unknown
Displacement 10,760 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Speed 11 kts.
Complement 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,
Shaft Horsepower 2,500
Electric Generators 2
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||USS Scanner (YAGR-5) arriving or departing, in 1956, probably Norfolk, VA..
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 108703
|US Naval History Command
||USS Scanner (YAGR-5) under way in the Chesapeake Bay, 1956
||Philip J. Kloss USS Scanner 1955-58
||USS Scanner (YAGR-5) under way in San Francisco Bay with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the background, 1957
||Ronald Bangert USS Scanner
||USS Scanner (YAGR-5) under way, in San Francsco Bay, date unknown.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, March 1965 issue.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
USS Scanner (YAGR-5 / AGR-5)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Pruett, Henry Hayworth USN||30 January 1956 - September 1956||YAGR-5|
|02||LCDR. Wilbur, Harold Alvin USN||September 1956 - 1959||YAGR-5/AGR-5|
|03||LCDR. Shaw Burton Alvin USN||1959||AGR-5|
|04||LCDR. Schafer, John Bruce, USN||1962||AGR-5|
|05||LCDR. Campion Jr., Robert Francis, USN||28 January 1964 - 7 July 1965||AGR-5|
|06||LT. Williams, Patrick Henry, USN (OIC)||7 July 1965 - 21 July 1965||AGR-5|
|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
YAGR's (Radar Picket Ships) Association
Online Air Defense Radar Museum
Last Updated 8 December 2017
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