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YAG-12

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - November - Whiskey
NYNW
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


Self-propelled Wooden-hulled Steamer Miscellaneous Auxiliary Service Craft:
  • Completed 1913 by Portland Shipbuilding Co., Portland, ME, as ferry Electronic (Canadian ON 131220) for Cape Breton Electric Co., Ltd., Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Sold in 1931 to Vinal Haven and Rockland Steam Boat Co., Rockland, ME, renamed North Haven (ON 230975)
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 05 June 1942
  • Converted for naval duties by Snow Shipyards, Rockland, ME
  • Placed in service as YAG-12, 24 June 1942
  • Operated as liberty ferry in Casco Bay area and also as barracks at Section Base, Rockland, ME 1942-45
  • Ordered placed out of service 17 September 1945
  • Returned to her previous owners as North Haven, 12 October 1945
  • Sold in 1947 to Panorama Sightseeing Co., New York City, NY, renamed Manhattan and dieselized
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1968
    Specifications:
    Displacement 210 gross tons
    Length 109' (registered)
    Beam 23' 6"
    Draft 9' 8"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion
    one 3-cylinder triple expansion steam engine
    single propeller, 471ihp
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    YAG-12 105k Starboard beam view of YAG-12 in the harbor at Portland, Maine, 1 August 1942. The Navy did not officially retain her merchant name, North Haven.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-31815. (RG-19-LCM), a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collection of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst, courtesy Shipscribe.com
    YAG-12 97k 45°s aft of starboard beam view of YAG-12 in the harbor at Portland, Maine, 1 August 1942. The Navy did not officially retain her merchant name, North Haven.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-31813. (RG-19-LCM), a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collection of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst, courtesy Shipscribe.com
    YAG-12 250k 45°s forward of starboard beam view of YAG-12 in the harbor at Portland, Maine, 1 August 1942. The Navy did not officially retain her merchant name, North Haven.
    US National Archives photo # unknown, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collection of the US National Archives.
    Stan Svec
    YAG-12 66k The former YAG-12 in merchant service as the "Veterans Sightseeing Boat" North Haven, circa 1946.
    From a vintage advertising postcard.
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for YAG-12 at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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