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USS Granville S. Hall (YAG-40)

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Oscar - Mike
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  • Laid down, 16 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 2325), at J. A. Jones Construction Co., Inc., Panama City, FL.
  • Launched, 22 October 1944
  • Delivered under charter from War Shipping Administration (WSA) to Coast-Wise Line, October 1944
  • Laid up, June 1952, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, CA.
  • Acquired by the US Navy May 1953
  • Designated YAG-40, May 1953
  • Placed in service (date unknown)
  • Placed out of service and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, 1957
  • Reactivated in May 1962, at Triple A Machine Shop, San Francisco, Ca.
  • Commissioned USS Granville S. Hall (YAG-40) at San Francisco, 20 October 1962, LCDR. H.W. Kepler in command
  • Decommissioned, May 1971
  • Struck From the Naval Register, May 1972
  • Final Disposition, probably disposed of as a target off the Hawaiian Islands in 1972
    Specifications:
    Displacement 3,890 t.(lt) 11,600 t.(fl)
    Length 442'"
    Beam 57'
    Draft 28'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 8 to 15
    Armament none
    Propulsion
    Triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two boilers
    single propeller, 1,950shp

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    Granville S. Hall 96k Granville S. Hall (YAG-40) off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA., 12 November 1953, following conversion for Navy use. Note the large "B" painted on her smokestack
    US Navy photo # NH 98202
    US Naval Historical Center
    Granville S. Hall 103k Granville S. Hall (YAG-40) off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA., 12 November 1953, following conversion for Navy use.
    US Navy photo # NH 98238
    US Naval Historical Center
    Granville S. Hall 104k Granville S. Hall (YAG-40) off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA., 12 November 1953, following conversion for Navy use.
    US Navy photo # NH 98203
    US Naval Historical Center
    Granville S. Hall 87k Granville S. Hall (YAG-40) off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA., 12 November 1953, following conversion for Navy use.
    US Navy photo # NH 98204
    US Naval Historical Center
    Granville S. Hall 128k USS Granville S. Hall (YAG-40) underway off the coast of Oahu, HI., 8 November 1965. Note the big pie plate shape on her forward mast which was a Nuclear Fallout Sampling platform. Photographed by Ph3 H.B. Greer, of Naval Air Station Barber's Point, Hawaii.
    US Navy photo # KN 12831 by PH3 H.B. Greer, NAS Barber's Point, HI.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Granville S. Hall 51k USS Granville S. Hall (YAG-40) underway, date and location unknown
    US Navy photo
    Robert Hurst

    USS Granville S. Hall (YAG-40)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Kepler, H. W.20 October 1962 - ?
    02CDR. Ruhsenberger, Roger1966
    03LCDR. Keiser, Robert Burns, USN1967 - 1969
    04LCDR. Karmenzind, William Pasco, USN1969 to May 1971
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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