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Lost, 12 April 1942, sunk by Japanese gunfire at Corregidor


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 1931 as MV Manapla by Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, BCC, 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-4 survived the bombing of Cavite and the fall of Manila, and was active in the Bataan campaign, assigned to the 16th Naval District's Inshore Patrol
  • Evacuated personnel from Mariveles, 08 April 1942
  • Sunk by Japanese gunfire in South Harbor, Corregidor, 12 April 1942
  • Struck from Naval Register, 22 February 1943
  • YAG-4 was awarded one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 248 gross tons
    Length 125'
    Beam 24'
    Draft 8'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion one Atlas 4-cylinder diesel, 200bhp

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    YAG-2 108k Cavite Navy Yard, Manila, Philippine Islands, 27 October 1941. YAG-4 and YAG-2 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-4 at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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