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Maratanza (IX-200)
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YP-448 (1942 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - India - Quebec
NPIQ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


District Patrol Craft / Miscellaneous Unclassified
  • Built as the yacht Virginia in 1941, at Mueller Boat Works, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Acquired by the Navy at Fairhaven, MA., 2 July 1942
  • Converted for Naval service at Boston Navy Yard
  • Placed in service as YP-448, 23 September 1942
  • Redesignated Unclassified Miscellaneous (IX-200), 15 December 1944
  • Named Maratanza (IX-200), 19 December 1944
  • Placed out of service, 7 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 31 July 1947
  • Final Disposition, returned to her former owner, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 75 t.
    Length 92' 1"
    Beam 20' 8"
    Draft 10' 6"
    Armament
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion
    one Diesel engine
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller

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    YP-448 173k YP-448 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Stan Svec

    YP-448 / Maratanza (IX-200)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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