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November - Zulu - India - Lima
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 1886 as pilot schooner Bremerhaven by Johann Lange, Bremerhaven (YN 318)
  • Retired from pilot service 1921
  • Acquired 1927 by a German youth group in Lubeck and renamed Glückauf ("Good luck")
  • Sold to H. Schubert, February 1933
  • Sold abroad, December 1934
  • By 1938 was yacht Icaros, owned by Noel C. Rees, Famagusta, Cyprus
  • Acquired 1940 by Ford Motor Company executive Charles E. Sorenson, Miami, FL (ON 240223)
  • Purchased by the US Navy for $25,000, 30 July 1942
  • Converted for Naval service at a cost of $6,262 by Warriner & Des Roches, Miami FL
  • Commissioned USS YAG-16, 23 September 1942
  • Operated out of Port Everglades, FL carrying cargo and personnel to bases in Cuba and the Bahamas
  • Decommissioned at Port Everglades and placed in storage at Merrill-Stevens Dry Dock Co., Miami FL, 08 July 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 June 1944
  • Sold for $13,100 to J.W. Metzler, Houston TX, 30 December 1944
  • To Honduran flag, wrecked in hurricane and beached near Baker's Haulover Inlet, FL, September 1945
    Displacement 118 gross tons
    Length 87' (92' overall)
    Beam 21' 6"
    Draft 9' (14' revised)
    Speed 7 knots
    Complement 2 officers, 9 enlisted
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Chrysler 4-cylinder gas engine, 140hp

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