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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Self-propelled wood-hulled Miscellaneous Auxiliary Service Craft:
  • Completed 1924 as fishing vessel Radio (ON 223569) by John F. James and Sons, Essex, MA for Boston Maritime Corporation
  • Converted to schooner yacht 1927 and sold to Lauren A. Norris of San Francisco
  • Acquired 1929 by famed golf course designer George C. Thomas, Jr. of Los Angeles
  • Acquired 1932 by Morgan Adams of Los Angeles on death of Thomas
  • Chartered by the Navy from Adams, 11 December 1941
  • Designation changed from AGb-1 to YAG-5
  • Placed in commission as YAG-5, 27 March 1942
  • Operated as station vessel at San Pedro 1942-43
  • Transferred from San Pedro Section, Local Defense Forces, 11th ND to 11th Naval District for laying up, 24 March 1943
  • Laid up and decommissioned by 03 May 1943
  • Purchased by the War Shipping Administration for $15,000, 19 October 1943
  • Departed San Pedro under tow of YT-240 for San Diego, 18 May 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 28 June 1944
  • Sold to E.C. Ward, Los Angeles CA, 08 March 1946
  • Sold to Herbert E. Poole, Oceanside CA, 1948
  • Final Disposition, foundered San Diego harbor, summer 1950
    Displacement 131 gross tons
    Length 97.1' (110' overall)
    Beam 24.6' (25' 7" overall)
    Draft 13.5'
    Speed 7 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion one Bergsund 3-cylinder diesel, 120bhp

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