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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Lima - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Self-propelled Miscellaneous Auxiliary Service Craft:
  • Completed 1911 as the yacht Enchantress (ON 208667) by George Lawley and Son, Neponset, MA for William E. Iselin, New York NY
  • Acquired and renamed Katoura II by banker Robert E. Tod of New York, 1924
  • Acquired and renamed Enchantress by Morgan Adams of Los Angeles, 1925
  • Chartered by the Navy from Adams, 19 December 1941
  • Designation changed from AGb-2 to YAG-6, 31 December 1941
  • Placed in service as YAG-6, 08 January 1942
  • Operated as station vessel at San Pedro 1942-43
  • Laid up and decommissioned by 03 May 1943
  • Purchased by Maritime Commission for $35,000, 16 October 1943
  • Placed back in service as experimental vessel with Navy Radio and Sound Laboratory, San Diego, 08 August 1944
  • Placed out of service, 27 June 1946
  • Struck from Naval Register, 19 July 1946
  • Sold by Maritime Commission to Morgan Adams, 30 August 1946
  • Final Disposition, tranferred to British flag 05 September 1953, final fate unknown
    Displacement 191 gross tons
    Length 136'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 17'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion one diesel, 215bhp

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    Enchantress 229k USS Enchantress (YAG-6) moored, location unknown, July 1945. Michelle Lompe
    for her great grand-uncle,
    John Heinecke.
    Enchantress 229k Crew of USS Enchantress (YAG-6) posing aboard, July 1945. Arrow points to John "Buddy" Heinecke. Michelle Lompe
    for her great grand-uncle,
    John Heinecke.

    There is no DANFS history available for YAG-6 at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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