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Patriot (PYc 47)
ex-PC-455



Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Fox - George

Submarine Chaser/Coastal Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1930 as the yacht Katoura by Herreshoff Mfg., Bristol, RI
  • Acquired by the Navy, 20 September 1940
  • Converted for Naval service by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, Long Island, NY
  • Placed in service as PC-455, 27 February 1941
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Yacht, coastal, PYc-47 and named Patriot 16 June 1943
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists reclassification to PYc-47 as July 1943
  • Placed out of service, 28 September 1944 and laid up at Quincy, MA to await delivery to the Maritime Commission
  • Struck from the Navy Register 14 October 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration, 14 March 1945 and sold to her original owner
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 83 t.
  • Length 96' 6"
  • Beam 16' 5"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two machine guns and two depth charge tracks.
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    USS PC-455
    PC-455 367k 1 January 1943
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Crew of the PC-455, Yeoman Anthony J. Danca, second row, last on right
    Photo from the collection of Anthony J. Danca, crew member August 1941 - January 1943
    Richard Danca
    PC-455 436k Back of above photo
    PC-455 431k Yeoman Anthony J. Dance, second row, on right
    Photo from the collection of Anthony J. Danca
    USS Patriot (PYc 47)
    PC-455 89k 3 July 1944
    Off Bar Harbor, ME
    Assisting in salvage operation of K-14 blimp of Airship Patrol Squadron ELEVEN (ZP-11), NAS South Weymouth, MA. APc-94 is in the background
    National Archives photo
    Marc Frattasio
    PC-455 49k 3 July 1944
    Off Bar Harbor, ME
    Assisting in salvage operation of K-14 blimp of Airship Patrol Squadron ELEVEN (ZP-11), NAS South Weymouth, MA with YP-600 alongside. APc-94 is on
    the right
    National Archives photo
    PC-455 108k
    Patriot 235k Original photo: 13 August 1944
    The 3"/50 mount aft has been removed
    Second replacement photo: Five miles off Race Point in Massachusetts, 13 August 1944
    Photo by ZP-11 blimp of Airship Patrol Squadron ELEVEN (ZP-11), NAS South Weymouth, MA
    Original photo: Gunter Krebs
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    Second replacement photo: Tracy White
    Patriot 220k Five miles off Race Point in Massachusetts, 13 August 1944
    Photo by ZP-11 blimp of Airship Patrol Squadron ELEVEN (ZP-11), NAS South Weymouth, MA
    Tracy White

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