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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.
    Complement 100
    Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
    Armament none
    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 901k 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. David Nixon

    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

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