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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - November - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Self-propelled Wooden-hulled Miscellaneous Auxiliary Service Craft:
  • Launched 08 March 1924 as the ferry Hiyu (ON 223684) by Lake Washington Shipyards Corp., Houghton WA (YN 1) for the Kitsap County Transportation Co.
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 25 July 1942
  • Placed in service as range tender at Keyport Naval Torpedo Station, August 1942
  • Belatedly designated YAG-34, 31 July 1945
  • Placed out of service, 29 October 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 December 1946
  • Sold to Commercial Ship Repair Co., Seattle, WA, 28 November 1947
  • Engine removed, converted to freight scow
  • Sold to Pacific Car & Foundry, Renton, WA, 1954
  • Out of documentation, 1967
    Displacement 93 gross tons
    Length 61.3'
    Beam 29.2'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion single diesel, 100hp

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    YAG-34 41k In service as Hiyu, date unknown. Courtesy Evergreen Fleet

    There is no DANFS history available for YAG-34 at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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