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YAG-7

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Oscar - Mike
NAOM
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


Self-propelled Steel-hulled Miscellaneous Auxiliary Service Craft:
  • Completed July 1924 as the yacht Vedette (ON 225349) by Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen, Denmark (YN 332) for Frederick W. Vanderbilt, New York NY.
  • Sold on Vanderbilt's death by his niece, Margaret Louise Van Allen, to the Association of Maryland Pilots, 05 December 1939
  • Converted to a pilot boat, renamed Baltimore
  • Pilots refused Navy's offer to buy vessel, 04 December 1941
  • Requistioned by Maritime Commission and delivered to Navy, 27 December 1941
  • Placed in service as YAG-7, 01 January 1942
  • Converted for Naval service by Norfolk Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, entered service 06 February 1942
  • Operated as station and patrol vessel, Little Creek, Virginia 1942-46
  • Placed out of service at Frontier Base, Little Creek, 17 July 1945
  • Struck from Naval Register, 13 August 1945
  • Sold private, 11 March 1946 to W.B. Hamilton, Tampa FL, renamed Susan J. Hamilton
  • Sold in 1948 to Intercontinental Shipping Co., Puerto Cortes, Honduras, renamed Insco Trader
  • Final Disposition, struck an underwater object and foundered 50 miles NW of Barranquilla, Columbia, 29 December 1954, while carrying a cargo of explosives
        from Tampa to Barranquilla. All 15 crew rescued by Norwegian SS Avenir after 31 hours in boats and taken to Barranquilla.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 458 gross tons
    Length 158' overall
    Beam 26.1'
    Draft 14.6'
    Speed 14 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    one single 3 pounder (later 6 pounder) forward
    two depth charge tracks aft
    Propulsion
    two Burmeister & Wain diesel engines
    twin propellers, 1,000shp
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    MY Vedette
    YAG-7 61k MY Vedette underway, circa 1924 to 1939, location unknown. David Wright
    YAG-7 109k MY Vedette at Copenhagen moored off the Royal Danish Yacht Club circa the 1930s.
    US National Archives Photo # none, RG-19 -LCM.
    Robert Hurst, courtesy Shipscribe.com
    Association of Maryland Pilots - Pilot Boat - MV Baltimore
    YAG-7 84k Ex-MY Vedette in service as the Association of Maryland Pilots - MV Baltimore, circa 1939-1941, Baltimore Harbor.
    US National Archives Photo # none, RG-19 -LCM.
    Robert Hurst, courtesy Shipscribe.com
    YAG-7
    YAG-7 163k YAG-7, probably in Hampton Roads. She appears to be bringing a pilot to a merchant ship, which has stopped and has put a jacob's ladder over the side. The Navy conversion included small depth charge racks on the stern.
    US National Archives Photo # 19-N-42502, RG-19 -LCM, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst, courtesy Shipscribe.com

    There is no DANFS history available for YAG-7 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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