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YP-449 (1942 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Juliet - Golf
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1939 as the trawler Beatrice & Ida, at Mueller Shipbuilding Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Acquired by the US Navy, 3 July 1942
Converted for Naval service, as a Patrol Craft at Kelly and Sons Inc., New Bedford, MA.
Placed in service as YP-449, 22 October 1942, at Boston, MA.
Redesignated Unclassified Miscellaneous (IX-201), 15 December 1944
Named Sterling, 22 December 1944
Placed out of service, 11 December 1945
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 January 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 27 May 1946, for disposal
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 110 t.
Length 88' 3"
Beam 20' 6"
Armament three single 20mm AA gun mounts
one General Motors Diesel 8-268A engine
two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V D, C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 500shp
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||YP-449 underway during shipyard trials near New Bedford, MA., October 19, 1942
US Navy photo
YP-449 / Sterling (IX-201)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 5 March 2010
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