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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Lost, 2 January 1942, incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Defense Medal
Self-propelled Steel-hulled Miscellaneous Auxiliary Service Craft:
Built in 1931 as MV Hoi Kong by South China Shipbuilding and Railway Works, Hong Kong, BCC
Acquired by the North Negros Sugar Co., Ltd. Iloilo, P.I. in 1934 and renamed MV Robert O
Delivered to Navy and placed in service at Cavite Navy Yard, 19 June 1941
Intended to be fitted as a net tender
Lost while under conversion at Cavite Navy Yard when it was bombed and destroyed by Japanese forces, 10 December 1941
Abandoned when Cavite Navy Yard was evacuated.
Considered lost with the fall of Manila, 2 January 1942
Struck fron the Naval Register, 22 February 1943
YAG-2 was awarded one battle star for World War II service
Salvaged by Japanese 1942-43 and placed in service as Army transport Yamashiro Maru (#2213)
Final disposition unknown
Displacement 288 gross tons
Propulsion two Deutz 6-cylinder diesel engines, 220bhp
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||Cavite Navy Yard, Manila, Philippine Islands, 27 October 1941. YAG-2 and YAG-4 were under conversion here at this time. The two candidate vessels that are about the right size and type are moored together at the left of the photo while a third is among the larger ships to the right. The larger ships include the submarine tender USS Canopus (AS-9), two four-piper destroyers, a submarine and three Auk-class minesweepers.
US Navy photo # 80-G-178321, from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
|Robert Hurst, courtesy Shipscribe.com
There is no DANFS history available for YAG-2 at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 10 May 2015
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