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USS YAG-23
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USS Ensenada (YAG-23) (1943 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Tango - Kilo
NKTK
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:
  • Built by Gutehoffnungshütte AG, Walsum, Germany (YN 801)
  • Completed as the cargo vessel Ensenada for Mexican Government, July 1936
  • Purchased by the US Navy from General Abelardo Rodriguez, governor of Sonora, 03 November 1942
  • Converted for Naval service by Campbell Machine Co., San Diego, CA, beginning 07 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS Ensenada (YAG-23), 03 March 1943
  • Assigned to Service Squadron, South Pacific Force, supplying fresh and frozen food to outlying island bases
  • Name cancelled, 01 March 1945
  • Engine failed and towed to Auckland, New Zealand for repairs, spring 1945
  • Released to ComMarianas, 07 June 1945
  • Towed from Manus to Guam by ATR-80, 16-21 August 1945
  • Used as non-self propelled barracks vessel in Apra Harbor, Guam
  • Placed out of service, 15 June 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
  • Sold by Foreign Liquidation Commission to International Trading Co., Guam, August 1946, renamed Philippine Trader
  • Renamed Agno, 1950
  • Sold to F. Escano Sons, renamed Magallanes, 1954
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in the Philippines in 1987
    Specifications:
    Displacement 417 gross tons
    Length 132' 4" (140' overall)
    Beam 26'
    Draft 9' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion one MAN 6-cylinder diesel engine, single propeller, 450bhp

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    Ensenada 20k Ensenada as completed, 1936. Photo from Pacific Marine Review, February 1937, p31. Dave Wright
    Ensenada 172k The cargo vessel Ensenada at San Diego, CA. on 5 November 1942, while being inspected for acquisition. Photo taken from the extreme bow looking aft towards the pilot house, which is near the stern.
    US National Archives: RG-19 textual records, entry 1266M, box 1578, file symbol C-QS15/L4-3).
    Robert Hurst, courtesy Shipscribe.com
    Ensenada 214k The cargo vessel Ensenada at San Diego, CA. on 5 November 1942, while being inspected for acquisition. Photo taken from the pilot house looking forward across the ship's cargo hold.
    US National Archives: RG-19 textual records, entry 1266M, box 1578, file symbol C-QS15/L4-3).
    Robert Hurst, courtesy Shipscribe.com

    There is no DANFS history available for YAG-23 at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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