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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
    Length 128.5'
    Beam 25.7'
    Draft 7.7'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion two Deutz 6-cylinder diesel engines, 220bhp

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    YAG-2 108k 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

    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

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