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YAG 36 (YAG 36) Class: Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of this class and major subsequent modifications. For more views see the former NHHC (now Hyperwar) Online Library of Selected Images and the NavSource Photo Archive.

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USS YAG 36, YAG 37, and YAG 38 (YAG 36-38)

The three minesweeping "Guinea Pigs" at the Yokosuka, Japan, Naval Base before the activation of YAG 37 as a trials ship in 1954. A Navy T2 tanker is alongside, probably Saranac (AO 74), which was towed back to Yokosuka in October 1953 after serving as an Army power hulk at Inchon since August 1951. YAG 36 and YAG 38 were never activated and were sold in Japan in 1960.

Photo No. None
Source: NavSource

  USS YAG 36, 37, and 38 circa 1953
USS YAG 37 (YAG 37)

Photographed on 8 July 1957 by the U.S. Navy Mine Defense Laboratory, Panama City, Fla.. with her experimental turboprop aircraft engines running.

Photo No. USN 1026532
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

  USS YAG 37 (YAG 37) on 8 July 1957
USS YAG 37 (YAG 37)

Photographed on 8 July 1957 by the U.S. Navy Mine Defense Laboratory, Panama City, Fla..

Photo No. USN 1026534
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (L-file)

  USS YAG 37 (YAG 37) on 8 July 1957
USS YAG 37 (YAG 37)

Two of the ship's four turboprop aircraft engines photographed in operation on 8 July 1957 by the U.S. Navy Mine Defense Laboratory, Panama City, Fla.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (L-file)

  USS YAG 37 (YAG 37) on 8 July 1957
USS YAG 37 (YAG 37)

One of the ship's four turboprop aircraft engines photographed while at rest on 18 (8?) July 1957 by the U.S. Navy Mine Defense Laboratory, Panama City, Fla.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (L-file)

  USS YAG 37 (YAG 37) on 18 July 1957
USS YAG 37 (YAG 37)

Undergoing repairs at the Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. on 29 August 1957. The aircraft engines that propelled the ship are turned inward and covered with tarpaulins. The striped poles were used to take measurements during the tests.

Photo No. None (AP wire photo)
Source: Shipscribe

  USS YAG 37 (YAG 37) on 29 August 1957
USS YAG 37 (YAG 37)

A starboard quarter view during underwater explosion testing in October 1957 with aircraft engines operating. The resulting heavy structural damage led to her disposal in 1958.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

  USS YAG 37 (YAG 37) in October 1957
USS MSS 1 (MSS 1)

Near completion at her conversion yard. This "Minesweeper, special (device)," converted between 1966 and 1969 from the Liberty ship Harry L Glucksman, incorporated lessons from the 1957 YAG 37 explosive trials and some features of the earlier EC2-S-22a conversions (YAG 45-54) including an internal floatation layer.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe

  USS MSS 1 circ 1969