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USCGC Algonquin (CG-4) (1915 - 1930)
USRC Algonquin (1898 - 1915)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Uniform - Charlie
1910 - International Radio Call Sign:
Rush - Cast - Able
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - World War I Victory Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Algonquin Class Revenue Cutter:
  • Built at Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio (YN 71) for the US Revenue Cutter Service
  • Launched, 30 March 1897
  • Commissioned, USRC Algonquin, 20 June 1898, immediately assigned to Navy for Spanish-American War service
  • Cut in two at Ogdensburg, NY for transit through canals; reassembled at Montreal
  • Returned to Treasury Department, 17 August 1898
  • Served in Gulf of Mexico, based at Galveston, TX, September 1900 to 25 November 1901
  • Patrolled West Indies, stationed at San Juan, PR, 1905-1917
  • Redesignated USCGC Algonquin (CG-4) on formation of US Coast Guard, 28 January 1915
  • Transferred to US Navy control, 06 April 1917
  • Reassigned to Norfolk, VA and later to Europe for convoy duty during the war
  • Returned to Coast Guard control, 28 August 1919
  • Served in Pacific Northwest and in Alaska, 1919 to 1930
  • Decommissioned by the US Coast Guard at San Francisco, 11 December 1930
  • Sold at Oakland, CA, for $3,755 to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Tacoma, WA, 23 September 1931
  • Foss planned to convert her to a salvage tug, but this apparently never occurred
  • Sat idle at Seattle for several years before being brought to Lake Washington, circa 1939
  • Chartered from Foss by US Navy, July 1940
  • Towed by Patricia Foss to Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging, Seattle, where a 1,200kw generating plant was installed, 20 July 1940
  • Towed to Alaska by Edith Foss, September 1940
  • Provided electrical power during construction of NAS Kodiak
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 28 February 1943
  • Converted for Naval service by Todd Seattle Dry Docks, Inc., Seattle, WA
  • Placed in service as YAG-29, 21 June 1943
  • Operated in Alaskan waters as cargo and towing vessel, 1943-1944
  • Returned to Seattle and put in service as stevedore training unit for the new Naval Magazine at Bangor, WA, September 1944
  • Placed out of service, 05 October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 November 1945
  • To Maritime Commission for disposal, 30 December 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold 18 May 1948, almost certainly for scrap
    Displacement 1181 tons
    Length 205' 6" overall
    Beam 32'
    Draft 13' 6"
    Speed 16 knots
    Officers 10
    Enlisted 63
    two single 6-pdr. gun mounts (as built)
    four single 6-pdr. gun mounts (refit 1930)
    three .50 cal. machine guns
    one triple-expansion steam, 25'', 37.5'', and 56.25'' diam by 30'' stroke
    single propeller, 2,500shp

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    USRC Algonquin
    YAG-29 138k USRC Algonquin underway at the America's Cup races.
    US Library of Congress, LC-D4-21668
    Mike Green
    YAG-29 131k USRC Algonquin underway, 4 October 1901 after the America's Cup races.
    US Library of Congress, LC-D4-21666
    Mike Green
    YAG-29 30k USRC Algonquin at anchor at Charleston, S.C., 20 May 1902, flying President Theodore Roosevelt's flag during his visit to Fort Sumter.
    US Library of Congress, Photo No. LC-DIG-stereo-1s02005
    Mike Green
    USCGC Algonquin (CG-4)
    YAG-29 98k USCGC Algonquin (CG-4) while based at Gibraltar for World War I service with the Navy between September 1917 and February 1919.
    Photo courtesy
    Mike Green
    YAG-29 72k USCGC Algonquin (CG-4) date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo # NH 67545
    Robert Hurst
    YAG-29 51k USCGC Algonquin (CG-4) date and location unknown.
    photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships 1924".
    Robert Hurst
    Commercial Service
    YAG-29 82k Power generating vessel Algonquin moored at Women's Bay, AK., 27 December 1940, while providing electrical power for the construction of NAS Kodiak. Photo from Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1940, H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest Kodiak Military History Museum
    YAG-29 113k YAG-29 shown on 26 June 1943 after completing conversion by Todd Seattle Dry Docks Inc., Seattle, Washington. Note the row of plated over portholes near the waterline aft and the two rows plated over forward.
    US National Archives Photo # 19-N-46832, RG-19 LCM, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst, courtesy
    YAG-29 95k YAG-29 taken on 21 November 1943 by the Naval Air Station, Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The original caption reads: "Crash of OS2N-1 into forecastle of YAG-29 (sic) near Akutan, Alaska. Plane on barge alongside YAG-29 (port side)." The number on the non-naval self-propelled barge appears to be 651.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-209939 RG-80-G, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst, courtesy
    YAG-29 174k YAG-29 underway, probably in Alaskan waters, date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Stan Svec

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Oliver Dudley Burr, D-V(S) USNR(September 1943 - ????)
    02LT Truman Russell Knight, D-M USNR(December 1943 - March 1944)
    03LT Oliver Dudley Burr, D-V(S) USNR(June 1944 - March 1945)
    04LT Willard Raymond Voorhees, Jr., (D) USNR (acting)(July 1945)
    05LT Robert Luther Getzen, (D) USNR(September - October 1945)

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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