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Lost, 2 January 1942, incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands (see note below)


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:
  • Completed September 1926 as MV Paz II by Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, BCC (yard #629), for the North Negros Sugar Co., Ltd., Iloilo, P.I.
  • Delivered to Navy and placed in service at Cavite Navy Yard, 25 June 1941
  • Intended to be fitted as a minesweeper
  • Contrary to most reports, YAG-3 survived the bombing of Cavite and the fall of Manila. She is mentioned several times as "USS Paz II" in 16th Naval District documents, and was still in existence in March 1942.
        Likely lost with the fall of Corregidor in May 1942.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 February 1943
  • YAG-3 was awarded one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 221 gross tons
    Length 120'
    Beam 24.1"
    Draft 8.5"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion one Atlas 4-cylinder diesel, 160bhp

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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