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Edward Kavanagh (YAG-38)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - November - Quebec
Laid down, 14 November 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 2207), at New England Shipbuilding, South Portland, ME.
Launched, 24 December 1943
Delivered, 5 January 1944 to the War Shipping Administration (WSA) at Portland, ME. for lease to Perry Navigation Co.
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group, 15 October 1947
Leased to Shepard Steamship Co., 29 September 1951, at the Hudson River Reserve Group
Custody turned over to US Navy in Japan, 3 May 1952
Converted to an experimental minesweeper, designated YAG-38
Title transferred to US Navy, 31 May 1956
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1960
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 11,600 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 10 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
Fuel Capacity NSFO 7,285 Bbls
Propulsion (as built)
one vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
two Combustion Engineering header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
Ship's Service Generators
three recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
one turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 2,500 shp
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||Floyd W. Spencer (YAG-36), John L. Sullivan (YAG-37) and Edward Kavanagh (YAG-38) moored together, probably at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benicia, CA., date unknown.
There is no DANFS history available for Edward Kavanagh (YAG-38) at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 30 October 2009
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