YAG 320 / YFP 320 / CFAV Lynx.
Jim Booth took this photo in Seattle, WA, in April, 1984.
I received an email from Lt. (Ret) Ben Whiting
in Feb., 2018: " Your photograph of the YAG 320 - Royal Canadian Navy Auxiliary Craft,
was also known as YFP 320 and CFAV Lynx (Canadian Forces Auxiliary Vessel).
Her hull is painted in the light
grey (Grey-109 paint), with a bright day-glow orange stripe on her bow. This marks the Lynx as a part of the
seamanship and navigation training flotilla, which operated on the west coast and would also participate with
patrolling for Air-Sea Rescue in Georgia Strait and Desolation Sound. When she was operating as a yard craft,
the hull was usually painted dark grey (Grey-102 paint). There were 10 of her class built on the west coast
in the 1950s. I qualified as a YAG skipper in the 1970s and served on her sister ships.
-- Ben Whiting, Lt. (Ret.) "
Thanks to Jim Booth for this photo.
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