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USS SEARCHER AGR-4

LIBERTY SHIP: SS JAMES W. WHEELER

BUILT BY

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

KEEL LAID

11 December 1944 (MCE hull 2338)

LAUNCHED

23 January 1945

SPONSORED BY

Mrs. R.D. Turnage

PLACED IN SERVICE

5 February 1945

RESERVE FLEET

October 1947

USS SEARCHER AGR-4

CONVERSION

14 September 1954 as YAG-44 at Charleston, SC

COMMISSIONED

2 April 1955 as YAGR-4 at Charleston, SC

HOMEPORT

16 May 1955, Newport, RI

1 October 1957, Davisville, RI

RECLASSIFIED

28 September 1958 as AGR-4

DECOMMISSIONED

1 July 1965

STATUS

Scrapped 7 August 1970