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USS SKYWATCHER AGR-3

LIBERTY SHIP: SS RAFAEL R. RIVERA

BUILT BY

J. A. Jones Const. Co., Panama City, FL

KEEL LAID

30 November 1944 (MCE hull 2337)

LAUNCHED

16 January 1945

SPONSORED BY

Mrs. Evelyn Anderson

PLACED IN SERVICE

30 January 1945

RESERVE FLEET

26 October 1947

USS SKYWATCHER AGR-3

CONVERTED

20 September 1954 as YAG-43 at Norfolk, VA

COMMISSIONED

29 March 1955 as YAGR-3 at Norfolk, VA

HOMEPORT

8 July 1955, Newport, RI

1 October 1957, Davisville, RI

RECLASSIFIED

28 September 1958 as AGR-3

DECOMMISSIONED

29 March 1965

STATUS

23 December 1970 sold to Pakistan buyers, resold to German buyers and again resold. December 1971 arrived Santander, Germany and scrapped.