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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 in 1930 as the houseboat yacht Lanakila (ON 229930) by Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ (YN 206) for Frederick B. Lovejoy, New York NY
  • Sold to Chapman J. Root, Miami, FL and renamed Ellenar, 1934
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 1 September 1942
  • Converted for Naval service by Merrill-Stevens Dry Dock Co., Miami FL
  • Placed in service as YAG-19, 02 November 1942
  • Operated during World War II out of Key West, supplying small outlying bases in the Caribbean
  • Placed out of service at Miami, 07 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
  • Sold to W.E.H. Johnson, Miami FL, for $13,600, 03 September 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown, not re-registered under American flag
    Displacement 158 gross tons
    Length 94.2'
    Beam 20'
    Draft 8.7'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, 400shp

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    YAG-19 337k YAG-19 moored pierside at Great Exuma, Bahamas in October 1945. Nancy Kellem for her father Victor E. Kocher Army Air Corp 9th Weather Sqd. 36th St Army Base Miami, FL
    YAG-19 403k
    YAG-19 277k

    There is no DANFS history available for YAG-19 at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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