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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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Contributed by Al Grazevich
USS Protector (AGR-11)
USS Protector (YAGR-11) (1957 - 1958)
JANAP Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign - Catalog (P)apa - 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, 31 January 1945, as SS Warren P. Marks, a Maritime Commission type (Z-EC2-S-C5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 2346) at J. A. Jones Construction Co. Inc., Panama City, FL.
Launched, 15 March 1945
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 29 March 1945, for operation by Shepard Steamship Co.
Acquired by the US Navy in 1957 and converted to a Radar Picket Ship at Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, S.C.
Commissioned, USS Protector (YAGR-11), 20 February 1957, LCDR. Glen G. Heller USN in command
Redesignated (AGR-11), 28 October 1958
Decommissioned, 28 July 1965, at Bayonne, N.J.
Laid up in the Maritime Administration Reserve Fleet, Hudson River, New York
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Towed to Norfolk Naval Shipyard for engine removal (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to All Star Metals, Brownsville, TX., scrapping completed 30 November 2005
Displacement 11,365 t.(fl)
Speed 11 kts.
two 3"/50 guns
NSFO, 443,646 gals.
Diesel, 68,267 gals.
fresh water, 15,082 gals.
ballast, 1,326,657 gals fresh water
single Filer & Stowell Co., of Milwaukee, WI. triple-expansion reciprocating engine,
two 220psi 250° boilers
single 4 blade, 18' 6" propeller, shp 2,500
two Ships' Service Generators
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||USS Protector (AGR-11) underway, 12 October 1960, place unknown.
||Robert M. Cieri
||Ex-USS Protector (AGR-11) laid up in the Hudson River National Defense Reserve Fleet site. date unknown.
||Russ Padden and Tim Rizzuto
||Ex-USS Protector (AGR-11), at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA, June 1999.
USS Watchman (AGR-16) web site
||Ex-USS Protector (AGR-11) awaiting scrapping, 2006.
||Ex-USS Protector (AGR-11) plaque.
USS Protector (YAGR-11 / AGR-11)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Heller, Glenn Gettus USN||20 February 1957 - 11 February 1959||YAGR-11/AGR-11|
|02||LCDR. Hertzig, Richard Dolan USN||11 February 1959 - 15 June 1960||YAGR-11/AGR-11|
|03||LCDR. Noble, Guy Everett USN||15 June 1960 - 21 September 1962||AGR-11|
|04||LCDR. Goebel, Jr., Herman Eugene USN||21 September 1962 - 12 February 1965||AGR-11|
|05||LCDR. Turnbull, James Robert USN||12 February 1965 - 28 July 1965||AGR-11|
|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
YAGR's (Radar Picket Ships) Association
Online Air Defense Radar Museum
Last Updated 11 April 2019
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