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USS John Graham

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
World War I Victory Medal

Castle Class Trawler:
  • Built by Cook, Welton, & Gemmell, Ltd., Beverley, England (YN 399)
  • Launched, 27 July 1918
  • Completed, 09 January 1919
  • Acquired by the U.S. Navy and commissioned USS John Graham at Grimsby Naval Base, England, 30 May 1919
  • Decommissioned and returned to the Admiralty at Brightlingsea, England, 12 August 1919
  • Registered at London (ON 143925), 08 December 1919
  • Sold to Kingston Steam Trawling Co., Ltd., Kingston-upon-Hull, England, renamed Ruby, 1921
  • Sold to the City Steam Fishing Co., Ltd., Hull, renamed Eastcoates, 18 February 1935
  • Requisitioned by the Royal Navy as a minesweeper, 28 August 1939
  • Returned to her owner, 26 October 1939
  • Again requisitioned by the Royal Navy as a minesweeper, 28 August 1940
  • Returned to her owner, 27 April 1945
  • Sold to Odafoam Ltd. of London, England, 28 April 1947
  • Sold to J. Marr and Son, Ltd. of Fleetwood, England, 03 August 1950
  • Sold for scrap to The West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co., Ltd., Troon, Scotland, 1955
  • Arrived for breaking up, 23 July 1955
  • Displacement 500 tons
  • Length 135'
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 14'
  • Speed 10.5 knots
  • Complement 18
  • Armament None
  • Propulsion One boiler, Amos and Smith triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft, 480ihp
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    John Graham
    98k As Eastcoates after 1935.
    Photo via
    John Spivey

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Leon Howes Ackerman, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)30 May 1919 - 12 August 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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