YAG 29

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Algonquin Class Revenue Cutter
    Built as Yard Net Tender YN-71 for U.S. Revenue Cutter Service
    Launched March 30 1897

    Commissioned June 20 1898

    Transferred to U.S. Navy March 24 1898

    Returned to Revenue Service August 17 1898

    Redesignated January 28 1915 on formation of U.S. Coast Guard

    Transferred to U.S. Navy control April 6 1917

    Returned to Coast Guard control August 28 1919
    Decommissioned December 11 1930

    Sold September 23 1931 to Foss Launch & Tug Co. Tacoma, WA
    Planned conversion to Salvage Tug - Sat idle several years
    Chartered from Foss by U.S. Navy July 1940
    Provided electrical power during construction of NAS Kodiak
    Acquired by U.S. Navy February 28 1943

  7. YAG-29
    Placed In Service June 21 1943 - Out of Service October 5 1945

    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1945
    Transferred December 30 1946 to Maritime Commission for disposal
    Sold May 18 1948 for scrap

    History as Algonquin found at Wikipedia. History as YAG-29 found at Shipscribe.com.

Naval Covers

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  1. USCGC Algonquin Covers Page 1     (1919)
  2. YAG-29 Covers Page 1     (1943)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

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WWI Sailor's mail. Posted from another ship or station...No postmarks reported.


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As YAG-29, which technically was her name. However even after almost 15 years of "retirement," the sailor still referred to her as the Algonquin. The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

USCG ALGONQUIN / YAG-29 earned the World War I Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal during her career.

NAMESAKE - An American Indian tribe which inhabited the area of the Ottawa River valley.

Two ships of the US Navy/Coast Guard have borne the name ALGONQUIN - USS Algonquin (1863 Gunboat) and USRS Algonquin (1897 Revenue Cutter)



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