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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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USS Outpost (AGR-10)
USS Outpost (YAGR-10) (1957 - 1958)
JANAP Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign - Bedrock (J)uliet - Section 6A of JANAP 119(F) 1968
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Navy Expeditionary Medal (5-Cuba) - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Cuba)
Guardian Class Radar Picket Ship:
Laid down, 14 April 1945 as SS Francis J. O'Gara, a Maritime Commission type (Z-EC2-S-C5) hull (Boxed Aircraft Transport), under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 3140), at J. A. Jones Construction Co. Inc., Panama City, FL.
Launched, 8 June 1945
Delivered, 30 June 1945, to the Maritime Commission to be operated under a WSA contract by Calmer Steamship Corp.
Returned to the Maritime Commission 4 June 1946 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River, N.Y.
Returned to commercial service from 28 January 1947 until 14 January 1948, operated by the Waterman Steamship Co. and then the South Atlantic Steamship Co.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 20 January 1948 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
Acquired by the Navy, 22 May 1956, for conversion to a Radar Picket Ship at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA.
Commissioned, USS Outpost (YAGR-10), 6 February 1957, at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, LCDR. John L. Murphy USN in command
Redesignated (AGR-10), 28 September 1958
Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1965
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River, N.Y.
Final Disposition, sold by MARAD, 17 February 1971 for scrapping at Bilbao, Spain
Displacement 11,365 t.(fl)
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
Filer & Stowell Co., of Milwaukee, WI. three cylinder triple-expansion reciprocating engine,
Single 4 blade, 18' 6" propeller
Shaft Horsepower, 2,500
Two electric generators
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|SS Francis J. O'Gara (MCE hull 3140)
||SS Francis J. O'Gara launching at J. A. Jones Construction Co. Inc., Panama City, FL., 8 June 1945.
|USS Outpost (YAGR 10)
||USS Outpost (YAGR-10) under way, circa 1957, location unknown.
Photo from World War II U.S. Navy Armed Guard and World War II U.S. Merchant Marine web site.
|USS Outpost (AGR 10)
||Aerial view of USS Outpost (AGR-10) underway, 19 June 1963, location unknown.
||Robert M. Cieri
USS Outpost (YAGR-10 / AGR-10)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Murphy, John, Leslie USN||6 February 1957 - 1958||YAGR-10|
|02||LCDR. Jones, Howard Whittle, USN||1958 - 13 May 1960||YAGR/10.AGR-10|
|03||LCDR. Horn, Francis Raymond, USN||13 May 1960 - 7 May 1963||AGR-10|
|04||LCDR. Hamblin, Robert Nelson, USN||7 May 1963 - 1 July 1965||AGR-10|
|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 9 October 2015
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