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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Self-propelled Miscellaneous Auxiliary Service Craft:
Completed in 1929 as the houseboat yacht Memory (ON 229211) by Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ (YN 201) for Frederick E. Kingston, New Haven, CT
Sold to Philip H. Johnson, Philadelphia, PA and renamed West Wind, 1931
Sold to Lela H. Edwards, Pittsburgh, PA and renamed Lela, 1938
Acquired by the US Navy at Daytona Beach, FL as Yard Houseboat YHB-17, 09 September 1942
Reclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary YAG-21, 28 September 1942
Converted for Naval service at Miami Shipbuilding Co., Miami, FL
Placed in service at Miami, 31 December 1942
Operated during World War II out of Key West, supplying small outlying bases in the Caribbean
Grounded and lost on American Shoals (24° 32' 48" N 81° 24' 06"W), near Key West, FL, 02 March 1945. YTM-349, YTL-231 and salvage barge YC-795 were unable to free her, but salvaged the main engine, auxiliaries, guns, and cargo before salvage operation were discontinued 10 March 1945.
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 April 1945
Displacement 157 gross tons
Length 92' (101' overall)
Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
Propulsion diesel, 400hp
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||YAG-21 aground on American Shoals near Key West, Florida, 4 March 1945. The vessel became a total loss.
US National Archives photos # 80-G-387492, # 80-G-387493, # 80-G-387494, US Navy photos now in
the collections of the US National Archives.
|Robert Hurst, courtesy Shipscribe.com
There is no DANFS history available for YHB-17 / YAG-21 at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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