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Persistent (PYc 48)

Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Fox - Nan


Coastal Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1931 as the yacht Onwego by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Co., Morris Heights, Bronx, NY for George L. Bourne
  • Acquired by the Navy 13 August 1940
  • Converted for Naval service at the New York Navy Yard 13 September 1940
  • Commissioned USS PC-456, 16 October 1940
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Yacht, coastal, PYc-48 and named Persistent 16 June 1943
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists reclassification to PYc-48 as July 1943
  • Decommissioned 27 September 1944 at Philadelphia, PA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 14 October 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal in January 1946
  • Sold to William Wrigley, Jr. of Santa Catalina Island, CA and renamed Brodie
  • Sold to Ashley Walker in 1966
  • Grounded at Coronado, CA in 1969 and eventually broken up as a hazard to navigation.


  • Displacement 110 t.
  • Length 120'
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Armament: Four machine guns, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 8-cylinder Winton diesels, two shafts.
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    PC-456 325k Brodie at Avalon harbor, Santa Catalina Island, CA Barry Walker

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