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USS Awahou (YAG-24)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Self-propelled Miscellaneous Auxiliary Service Craft:
Completed in 1912 as the twin-screw steamer Awahou (ON 121389) by Fullerton and Co., Paisley, Scotland (YN 222), for Levin & Co., Wellington, NZ
Sold in 1930 to Richardson & Co. Ltd., Wellington, NZ
Acquired by the US Navy under reverse Lend-Lease from the New Zealand government, 04 November 1942
Designated District Miscellaneous Auxiliary and commissioned USS Awahou (YAG-24) at Auckland, New Zealand the same day
During World War II USS Awahou was assigned to the South Pacific Theater, Service Squadron Eight operating in the Guadalcanal area
Decommissioned and returned to the New Zealand government, 28 March 1944
Struck from the Naval Register, 08 April 1944
Assigned to the High Commissioner for the Western Pacific in 1944
Sold in 1949 to Union Manufacturing & Export Co., Suva
Sold in 1950 to Tony Carr, Sydney NSW
Sold in 1952 to Carr Shipping & Trading Co., Sydney NSW
Final Disposition, reported missing after distress signal 60 miles west of Lord Howe Island on passage Sydney for Lord Howe Island, 10 September 1952. No trace of her or her crew ever found
Displacement 410 gross tons
Beam 25' 1"
Draft 9' 1"
Complement 3 officers, 24 enlisted men
Propulsion two Fairbanks-Morse 12-cylinder diesels, twin propellers, 51nhp
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||Awahou moored at Sydney, Australia, date unknown.
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DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 18 May 2015
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