Small YAG's acquired March-October 1942: Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of these ships and major subsequent modifications. For most classes many other photographs exist.
For more complete online collections of U. S. Navy ship photographs see in particular the NHHC Online Library of Selected Images and the NavSource Photo Archive.

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USS YAG-12

In the harbor of Portland, Maine, on 1 August 1942. The Navy did not officially retain her merchant name, North Haven.

Photo No. 19-N-31815
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

 
USS YAG-12

In the harbor of Portland, Maine, on 1 August 1942. This vessel brought liberty parties ashore from ships undergoing training in Casco Bay, Maine.

Photo No. 19-N-31813
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

 
Camouflage design for USS YAG-13

A port side drawing of YAG-13 in Camouflage Measure 31, Design 20L. This drawing was approved in the Bureau of Ships nearly three months after YAG-13 was stricken and only eleven days before she was sunk as a target.

Photo No. 19-N-73638
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
Camouflage design for USS YAG-13

A starboard side drawing of YAG-13 in Camouflage Measure 31, Design 20L. This drawing was approved in the Bureau of Ships nearly three months after YAG-13 was stricken and only eleven days before she was sunk as a target.

Photo No. 19-N-73638
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS YAG-18

Probably shown in the early stages of conversion at Norfolk in late 1942. The ship had her bridge forward, her engines aft, and cargo holds between them.

Photo No. 19-N-41115
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

 
USS YAG-18

Underway at Norfolk on 1 February 1943 after completing conversion.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: Arthur D. Baker III

 
USS YAG-18

Underway at Norfolk on 1 February 1943 after completing conversion.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: Arthur D. Baker III

 
USS YAG-21

Aground on American Shoals near Key West, Florida, on 4 March 1945. The vessel became a total loss.

Photo No. 80-G-387492
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-80-G)

 
USS YAG-21

Aground on American Shoals near Key West, Florida, on 4 March 1945. The vessel became a total loss.

Photo No. 80-G-387492
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-80-G)

 
USS YAG-21

Aground on American Shoals near Key West, Florida, on 4 March 1945. The vessel became a total loss.

Photo No. 80-G-387492
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-80-G)