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

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - India - Quebec
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
    Displacement 75 t.
    Length 92' 1"
    Beam 20' 8"
    Draft 10' 6"
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    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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